Eight holiday flats approved at former Burnham mental health centre
former mental health centre in Burnham-On-Sea which was controversially
shut down and sold by the NHS last year will be turned into a
block of holiday apartments by its new owner.
District Council has this week granted permission for Belmont
House in Technical Street, pictured, to be transformed into the
centre was shut down by NHS Somerset last August despite a long-running
campaign by patients, their families and councillors to save it.
It was sold off for just £170,000 in December, prompting
claims from local councillors that tax payers had been 'short
Martin Associates, acting on behalf of owner Mr S Singh, submitted
an application to Sedgemoor District Council for Full Planning
Permission to convert the building into eight holiday apartments.
district council's planning department has now approved the plans,
subject to the property being used for holiday accommodation only
and not occupied as a person's sole or main residence.
three-storey property is located in the centre of Burnham and
covers 380 square metres (4,090 sq ft) with six car parking spaces.