A NEW business class hotel could be built in Basing View with a swimming pool, pub and restaurant.

Plans have been released today which will go to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's cabinet on October 25, looking at three options for a hotel to be built at the business park.

The council's development partner, Muse, believes that creating a new business class hotel in Basing View is one of the "key components" to regenerating the area.

Following a marketing campaign last year, three options will be considered by councillors - from Village Urban Resorts (VUR), Travelodge and Premier Inn.

VUR's proposals would include a 153 room Village Hotel with conference facilities, a full membership leisure club with a swimming pool, a pub, restaurant and Starbucks.

It would create 100 permanent jobs.

However, the papers being sent to cabinet mention the possible impact on Basingstoke Sports Centre.

Budget hotel chain Travelodge would involve a payment by the council to cover the net cost of the development, which would be undertaken by Muse.

The 125 room hotel, with breakfast bar, would create 22 permanent jobs.

It would also create an opportunity for the council to fund and own the development.

The third option, from Premier Inn, would create 65 jobs at the hotel which would have a family dining area.

It is hoped that the creation of a hotel will bring activity and footfall to Basing View during the evenings, to "increase the vibrancy of the area and potentially contribute to decreasing the anti-social behaviour that takes place on Basing View once the businesses close".

The report states that Village Hotel "best meets the objectives and aspirations for development on Basing View and is therefore the recommended option. There are a limited number of business class hotels in Basingstoke and none are town centre based".

However, there will be a "significant cost" to the council if this option is agreed, in terms of enabling works and other costs payable to Muse.

Councillor John Izett, cabinet member for property and development, said: "Delivering a good quality, business class hotel on Basing View has been a long held key objective of this council."

He described VUR's proposals as "extensive and impressive" adding: "The company has 28 hotels across the UK and the distinctive, contemporary design of their newest hotels will add to and complement the improving Basing View skyline.

"For companies and their visitors on Basing View and the wider Basingstoke and borough community, the new hotel will provide a much needed and improved addition of choice to our hotel accommodation. The creation of another 100 or so permanent jobs will also be a notable gain for the borough and our residents."