May 18, 2011
Plans for seven new flats in Highbridge get council 'thumbs down'
plans to convert and expand Highbridge's Post Office building
into seven flats have been given a 'thumbs down' by town councillors.
owner of the property in Church Street, pictured, has applied
for a change of use, conversion and extension of the post office,
shop, storage and first floor flat to a ground floor shop and
post office and seven flats.
members of the Town Council's planning applications committe have
objected against the plans, saying they represent 'over-development'.
council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We considered
that the proposed conversion of the Post Office building constituted
over-development of the site at a density that would be unacceptable.
The ground floor with three one-bedroom flats would be particularly
cramped and inappropriate."
final decision on the scheme rests with Sedgemoor District Council.