PLANS for a new hotel near a landmark building in Southampton are set to be approved.

City bosses will discuss proposals for a three-storey 73-bedroom hotel in the Compass House carpark in Romsey Road at a meeting at the civic entre next Tuesday.

The plans submitted by BMR Compass Ltd also include 35 parking spaces.

As previously reported, the scheme was set to be approved in October this year but the decision was deferred after civic chiefs asked clarifications on parking spaces.

Now in an official document planning bosses said: “An updated car parking survey has been produced which now suggests that there is available capacity for car parking on nearby roads. The survey was updated by extending the survey area to 500m walking distance and by discounting private roads including those on the adjacent estate constructed by Kier, Barrett Homes and Taylor Wimpey.”

They also said “ it is not anticipated that significant overspill parking will frequently occur to a degree that will be harmful to the amenity of local residents”.

As previously reported plans for a four-storey 101-bedroom hotel at the site were unveiled earlier this year.

But they were amended after concerns were raised over the impact a four-storey building would have on the area.

The hotel is expected to create 19 new jobs but as previously reported the name of the operator is yet to be revealed.

Now civic chiefs are asked to approve the plans and delegate the final decision to officers to finalise details of the developer’s contribution.

In their report planning officers said: “Overall the scheme is acceptable and the level of development proposed will not result in significant material impact on the amenities enjoyed by surrounding occupiers or the character and appearance of the area.”

The news comes as earlier this year it was revealed that Compass House, once home of Britain’s legendary mapmakers Ordnance Survey, will be turned into more than 260 flats with shops and restaurants also planned for the site.