Plans for The Salthouse hotel development will create 30 jobs

The Salthouse, Ballycastle is proposing to develop a new restaurant that will help create and sustain around 30 jobs, writes Local Democracy Reporter Gillian Anderson.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:07 pm

Discussing the plans to expand The Salthouse’s hospitality offering through the creation of a new restaurant, Carl McGarrity, from The Salthouse, said; “We already have a significant hospitality offering for guests.

“However, in order to cater for the demand that exists, we plan to create an additional restaurant on The Salthouse site.  
“We envisage that the new restaurant will be able to accommodate around 120 diners and the development will create and sustain a further 30 jobs.
“In keeping with the rest of The Salthouse complex, the new restaurant will provide a relaxing environment where diners can discover and appreciate the invigorating magic of the north coast.  
“We have a fantastic team at The Salthouse who are committed to realising the vision of creating a destination that reflects and protects the beauty of the natural environment that it sits within.”
The luxury eco hotel’s proposal is for ‘Change of use of the existing hotel manager’s dwelling on ground floor to provide a new overspill restaurant. 
“Retention of staff accommodation on the first floor. Retention of existing basement housing plant room and water tank.

“Proposed extension to existing building to provide ancillary hotel prep kitchen, cool and freezer rooms and washroom on basement level and restaurant, snug, toilets, stores, kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining areas on ground floor level and associated parking.”
The planning application will come before Causeway Coast & Glens Council planning committee in the next few months.