June 1, 2011
for 14 new flats in Highbridge win council approval
Controversial proposals to convert a prominent building
in the centre of Highbridge into a development of 14 flats and
shops have this week been granted approval by the district council.
planners considered the application for outline permission to
redevelop Canal House, which is situated next to the junction
of Market Street and Huntspill Road besides the A38 roundabout.
development will comprise a restaurant on the upper ground floor,
plus a leisure facility on the lower ground floor and 14 flats
on the first, second and third floors.
Despite previous concerns from town councillors, the district
council has granted permission for the building.
year, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
that town councillors had raised concerns about the height of
the proposed building and access by vehicles onto the busy roundabout.
amended plans, submitted by Property Link Consultants, address
the concerns. Existing shops and flats at the site are to be demolished
to make way for the development.
Top, how the new development of 14 flats will look and, above,
how it looks today