Hotel bid extended

THE owners of Doncaster Racecourse has extended planning permission to build an £18 million hotel and apartment complex.

However, Arena Leisure has still not set a date for when building work will start after it mothballed the plans because of the recession.

The development, including a four-star hotel, on the corner of the Bawtry Road was supposed the be the next phase of work to regnerate the Town Moor venue after the opening of the £32 million new grandstand. It was due to have opened in 2009.