Several Sussex sites are being considered by Travelodge as the budget hotel chain looks to roll out expansion plans.

In 2019, bosses set a target of adding hotels with a total of 20,000 extra bedrooms to its roster by 2025, and the chain is still looking for locations in its identified target areas to develop new sites.

These locations are named on the "Travelodge Target Location List", with several Sussex towns included in the brand's plans.

These are:

  • Bexhill
  • Bognor
  • Brighton
  • Burgess Hill
  • Chichester (A27)
  • Eastbourne
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Hove
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven/Peacehaven/Seaford
  • Shoreham

Travelodge became Britain's first value hotel brand when it launched in 1985, opening its first hotel in Barton-under-Needwood, near Birmingham.

It is now the UK's largest independent hotel brand, with more than 570 hotels.

These include sites in West Street and Preston Road, both in Brighton, as well as further Sussex hotels in Eastbourne, Arundel, Crawley, Worthing, East Grinstead, Billingshurst, Littlehampton, Horsham, Chichester and Gatwick.

A statement accompanying the "Travelodge Target Location List" states: "Travelodge is seeking the very best hotel locations in each of its target areas.

"In order to afford these, we actively encourage developers to incorporate the hotel as part of a mixed-use scheme, above, alongside or below any other appropriate user. Town and city centre locations are our strong preference and, where overnight car parking is available within an easy and safe walk of the hotel, we are prepared to accept no car parking.

"In edge of town and suburban locations, prominent and easily accessible sites are a requirement, with a good on-site parking ratio. Major transport interchanges and prominent A-Road locations will also be considered, but will usually need a complimentary breakfast and evening food offer to be located nearby."