Published: May 18, 2011
Plans for seven new flats in Highbridge get council 'thumbs down'

Controversial plans to convert and expand Highbridge's Post Office building into seven flats have been given a 'thumbs down' by town councillors.

The 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.

However, members of the Town Council's planning applications committe have objected against the plans, saying they represent 'over-development'.

A council spokesman told "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."

A final decision on the scheme rests with Sedgemoor District Council.


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