Plans to build a 12-bedroom hotel on the outskirts of Caernarfon will be debated by councillors next week.

Gwynedd council officers are recommending that the green light should be given to the proposals to demolish Tŷ Glan Menai on Ffordd yr Aber, which was once the clubhouse for the town’s golf course.

Permission for a similar development was granted upon appeal in 2012 after the authority turned down the original application, but is now having to be re-presented due to the five-year approval having expired in 2017.

According to the developers, the proposal would also include an on-site swimming pool and would contribute to the local economy.

However, the plans have attracted opposition from Bontnewydd Community Council, who recommended that the plans should be turned down over fears of the impact on the area of outstanding natural beauty and that the proposed three-storey building is “too large” for its location near the Aber foreshore.

Applicant Mick McKenna has dismissed claims the hotel would impact on the Welsh language locally, promising to try to get Welsh-speaking staff in front-of-house roles.

The proposed design would see seven bedrooms on the first floor and five bedrooms on the second floor, with enough parking spaces for 12 guests and three members of staff.

On Monday, members of Gwynedd council’s planning committee will be asked to make a decision, with speakers for and against the development expected to address councillors.

In their recommendation to approve, council officers noted in their report: “The access and design statement submitted states that this type of accommodation would add to the variety of hotels that already exist in Caernarfon, but this site is more ideal on the grounds of its location and views.

“To this end, therefore, it is believed that approving this proposal will contribute to supporting the local economy in the Caernarfon area.”

The planning committee will meet in Caernarfon on Monday, February 11.