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Plans for new hotel in Aviemore approved

Illustration of planned Premier Inn Image copyright LAM Architects
Image caption An illustration of the proposed new hotel

Plans for a new hotel on the derelict site at the entrance to Aviemore have been given the go-ahead.

Premier Inn wants to build the 60-bedroom facility on land which has been vacant since the closure of a filling station on the site over a decade ago.

Parent company Whitbread said it would invest £6.5m in the project.

Members of the Cairngorms National Park Authority's planning committee has granted Whitbread permission to build the hotel.

The committee has also approved plans for eight houses on a site west of Newtonmore. Two of the properties are to be affordable homes.

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