A TADLEY golf course is hoping to offer players a bed for the night.

Bishopswood Golf Club has submitted a planning application for a clubhouse extension to provide 12 overnight rooms for golfers and business visitors.

The proposed two-storey extension, which will create 12 twin and double rooms, has won the support of Tadley Town Council Highways and Planning Committee, which unanimously voted in favour of the application.

Cllr David Leeks said: “It will be a very good thing for the local community and the design of the building is fantastic.

“We would all welcome the addition of this much-needed facility in Tadley.”

The planning application, which has been lodged with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, states: “Many of the bookings either enquire whether overnight accommodation is available, or pass comment to say that such accommodation would be utilised if it were available.

“Therefore, it is clear that a further appropriate and achievable income stream is being turned away at present, although it is readily evident that a demand exists.”

The extension is likely to be at the eastern end of the clubhouse on an available portion of land and will be “in keeping with the existing clubhouse”, according to the application.

It is hoped that the accommodation, if approved, will be used by golfers and corporate visitors.

It is not anticipated that it will increase the number of vehicles to and from the site.

The borough council should make a decision on the application in early September.