Plans for a new 154-bedroom budget hotel, with a drive-thru Starbucks at the Coldra have been submitted by the Celtic Manor Resort.

The new hotel will help fill a shortfall of bedroom accommodation in the area near the new International Convention Centre Wales, which is currently being built at the Celtic Manor.

It will also help the resort plug a gap in the golfing market.

The resort currently turns away about £500,000 a year in golfing visitor revenue alone due to the lack of bedroom space in the local area.

A report accompanying the planning application said: "This potential business is being lost from Wales and the Newport area with golf destinations such as the Belfry in Birmingham benefitting."

The proposal is for a three and four-storey building housing the hotel along with a drive-thru restaurant and associated works.

The hotel will cover 7,498 sq m and the 50-cover, single-storey drive-thru will provide 209 sq m of retail floor space.

The report, which has been prepared by Arcadis, a design consultancy, states that the issue of a shortfall in bedrooms space in the local area had been raised by a number of potential event organisers looking to book future events at the resort.

The report said: "The Celtic Manor Resort requires a suitable mix of three, four and five-star accommodation to suit all price points and for a suitable hotel in very close proximity to act the event event HQ for set up and event management companies.

"The existing stock at the Celtic Manor Resort and the Coldra Court Hotel has an average occupancy of more than 90 per cent during the calendar year 2016 and hence wold not be in a position to provide suitable location for event HQ or the three-star price point required.

"With no suitable three-star accommodation of the size required and a sensitive price point, major events will be lost to competition to tother major UK cities."

The plans, which have been jointly lodged by Broadhall (Coldra Woods) Ltd and Idris Davies Ltd, are for full consent for the proposal, which if granted will be built on fields adjoining the current Coldra Court Hotel on the A48 at Langstone.