A WEYMOUTH pub is set to get a new look as councillors raised no objections to refurbishment plans.

The Cutter Hotel on the corner of East Street and St Alban Street will be spruced up with a lick of paint, as well as new signage, logos and lights.

It is a Grade II listed building and as such the plans for this exterior renovation went before a Weymouth Town Council planning committee.

Cllr Lucy Hamilton, chairman of the committee, said: “I think we should all welcome the refreshment of this Weymouth hostelry.”

The plans include completely changing the look of the hotel, which is currently a mix of white, black and gold, with a vibrant blue colour scheme.

A heritage statement on behalf of the hotel in the application said: “The signage has been designed using traditional materials and processes. The use of colours and letter styles has been chosen to be traditional but not over-powering against the building’s aesthetics. The design compliments the building and is in keeping with the surrounding area.”

The planning committee was unanimous and raised no objections to the proposal. The application will now move to the next stage of the planning process at Dorset Council.