60 homes, shops and youth hostel earmarked for Highbridge Hotel
owner of the fire-hit Highbridge Hotel has this week confirmed
that a youth hostel and 60 homes are under consideration for the
an interview with Burnham-On-Sea.com following our story earlier
this week, Derek Mead (pictured) confirmed the plans.
said: "We are having open discussions with the district council
over the future of the site. One possibility is that a community
facility could be created controlled by the YMCA."
youth hostel is a possibility along with 60 new homes and two
to three shops. Sedgemoor are being helpful to facilitate it and
we have got the architects working on taking it forward."
whether he is committed to saving any part of the hotel itself,
he added: "Part of the building is listed and has to be retained.
We'd therefore like to retain part of the facade and use it in
the new build."
Highbridge Hotel has been derelict since a huge
blaze occurred in April 2008.