February 8, 2009
End of a chapter for former
Burnham church hall as demolition begins
to demolish a familiar public building in Burnham-On-Sea has begun
this week after its owners recently won permission to turn it
into a block of 14 flats.
in December how Sedgemoor District Council had approved the proposals
by Raglan Homes to demolish St Peter's Hall, located opposite
Burnham's Catholic Church, in Highbridge Road.
building is being carefully demolished so that parts of the building
can be preserved and re-used on other structures of a similar
town councillors had raised concerns
about the height of the three-storey development and its 'out-of-character'
appearance with surrounding properties, they were keen to see
something done about the property, which has been prone to vandalism.
Homes returned with an updated scheme and this met with the approval
of Sedgemoor's planners. The new development, pictured below,
is due to be fully completed by this autumn.