Plans for a new boutique cat hotel in Bursledon have been given the go-ahead.

The five-star cattery by Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels will be built in the back garden of a property in Goslings Turning after Eastleigh Borough Council gave it the green light.

It will be the chain's second hotel in the Southampton area, joining another which opened in Romsey in September 2020, and the fourth in Hampshire.

The plans submitted by Longcroft describe it as a 'fully demountable cattery'.

The structure will have seven climate-controlled suites made of UPVC, glass panels and a fully insulated and heat-reflective roof.

Daily Echo: 3D model of the interior of the cat hotel3D model of the interior of the cat hotel (Image: Planning Portal)

It will use low energy lamps with diffusers offering low night light in the sleeping areas and lights will be switched off overnight to respect neighbouring residents.

All the furniture will also be antimicrobial and hygienic.

Regarding the hygiene of the hotel, the developer said: “Cats are very clean animals and due to the fact that this is a premium service, cleaning procedures are detailed and consistent.

“The hygiene protocols are devised by Longcroft’s head vet. Most importantly there is never any sluicing, run off or surface water created.

“Hosing of floors in Longcroft Hotels is not necessary, ensuring no wastewater is created and no additional drainage is required.”

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Daily Echo: Example of existing Longcroft HotelExample of existing Longcroft Hotel (Image: Longcroft Hotel)

Parking would also not be an issue as the applicant said that even on the busiest periods there will only be an average of one car per day stopping for ten minutes at a time whilst customers bring their pets in and out.

Customers will only be allowed to arrive on an appointment-only basis between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

The existing feline-friendly facility in Romsey was officially opened by the MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes.

Treating a cat to a night in the Romsey hotel's large suite cost £18 per night or £27 for two in 2020.

Some of the other facilities at the hotel included a gourmet menu, where pets could be pampered with salmon, chicken and prawns, as well as grooming services and daily play sessions.

The first boutique cat hotel opened in Welwyn Garden City in 2010, and since then franchised Longcroft hotels have sprung up across London and the South East.