Consultants explore potential for future development of tourism accommodation in Melton borough

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County Hall has commissioned consultants to carry out research to assess the potential for the future development of tourist accommodation in the Melton borough and other parts of Leicestershire.

Consultants Hotel Solutions want to hear from existing tourist accommodation businesses in the borough to understand how they are trading and their future business aspirations and development plans.

Land and property owners in the area are also being surveyed to understand their interest in bringing forward tourist accommodation development proposals for planning permission and possible funding support through the East Leicestershire LEADER programme.

The Melton borough is one of the areas which falls within the European-funded East Leicestershire LEADER area, where money will be available from 2015 to support the development of the local economy, including the growth of tourism and development of existing and new tourist accommodation - if the research shows evidence of market potential.

Any tourist accommodation businesses in the borough interested in putting forward an idea for upgrading, expanding or developing an existing business or developing a new one should call Andrew Keeling, of Hotel Solutions, on (01522) 789702 or email

The results of the research will be made available through Leicestershire County Council once completed.