Travel & leisure industry

Premier inn at Dartmoor rejected

BBC Radio Devon

A controversial plan for a new 80-bed chain hotel on the edge of Dartmoor has been rejected by planners.

Premier Inn want to build a new hotel in Ashburton - just off the A38 at Dolbeare Meadow Business Park.

But Dartmoor National Park turned down the plans saying it wasn't small-scale tourism and had a poor scale and design.

People objecting to the project had said the hotel would have devastated the local economy.