March 18, 2009
Owner of Highbridge Hotel wants to partially demolish it
to renovate the fire-ravaged Highbridge Hotel have finally been
submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this week - almost one
year after a huge blaze swept through the building.
Realisations, the owners, have submitted an application to carry
out "fire clearance and partial demolition of outbuildings
and the fire damaged building."
comes after the property, pictured above, was left in an unstable
condition following a huge
April 2008. It has been boarded up ever since and nearby residents
and councillors are keen to see its appearance improved.
have been taking place in recent weeks between Mead and Sedgemoor
District Council because parts of the building are listed and
therefore need to be conserved.
councillor Joe Leach told
Burnham-On-Sea.com on Tuesday (March 17th) he "cautiously
welcomed" the application.
added: "It's unclear exactly what is being planned for the
site, but I support moving forward with the renovation. I am keen
to see work move forward as quickly as possible."
Mead told Burnham-On-Sea.com in September
that he wants to restore the listed building to its former glory.