Eight holiday flats planned for 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 could be turned into a
block of holiday apartments by its new owner.
House in Technical Street, pictured, was closed down last August
and sold off by NHS Somerset for just £170,000 in December,
prompting claims that tax payers had been 'short changed'.
Paul Martin Associates, acting on behalf of owner Mr S Singh,
has submitted an application to Sedgemoor District Council for
Full Planning Permission to convert the building into eight holiday
planning application is due to be considered by Sedgemoor's planning
team during March.
three-storey property is located in the centre of Burnham and
covers 380 square metres (4,090 sq ft) with six car parking spaces.
health care facilities controversially closed in the summer despite
a long-running campaign by patients, their families and councillors
to save it.
councillor Joe Leach told Burnham-On-Sea.com last
December: "It is very short-sighted of the NHS Somerset
Partnership to sell off properties at knock-down prices like this.
Once sold, they are lost to the tax payer forever."