STRADEY Park Hotel has been given a prohibition notice, stopping people sleeping in the premises.

The notice was issued by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service after a fire safety inspection was carried out at the hotel after the change of use of the hotel to accommodation to house asylum seekers.

The inspection found that there was insufficient fire separation between certain areas of the ground floor and insufficient means of detecting and giving warning of a fire.

Business fire safety officers stated that the ground, first, second and third floors of the premises are not to be used except for people carrying out remedial works.

The officers issued those responsible for Stradey Park Hotel and Spa were issued with the prohibition notice preventing them from using the premises for sleeping accommodation and this will remain in place until it is lifted by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service or the relevant people make a formal appeal.

This puts plans to house up to 241 asylum seekers in the hotel in doubt and comes after six more people were arrested in relation to incidents at the hotel, including fires.