for regeneration of Highbridge Hotel site go on display today
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge will be able to find out about
the brand new plans to regenerate the fire-ravaged former Highbridge
Hotel site during a special event today (Thursday).
District Council is holding a drop-in session in Highbridge Community
Hall in Market Street between 3-7.30pm when the plans will go
first reported here
last month that hotel owner Derek Mead had unveiled plans to build
59 residential dwellings at the old cattle market site to include
23 three-bedroom homes, 31 two-bedroom homes and 5 two-bedroom
has also proposed that the hotel building itself will be redeveloped
into 2 studio flats, 5 4-bed flats plus new accommodation for
the YMCA and a public access multi-use games area.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As with
all planning applications, local residents, community groups and
other interested parties will have the opportunity to formally
comment on the detailed development proposals during the usual
twenty one day formal planning consultation period. Local views
will be taken on board by the council as it decides whether or
not planning approval should be granted."
"All parties recognise that a complex and high-profile project
such as this will be of interest to local residents and other
interested parties. There will be a drop-in session on April 4th
at which visitors will be able to find out more about what is
proposed, ask questions of the developers, the land owner Mead
Realisations, officers from Sedgemoor District Council and other
organisations involved in the project. This session will take
place before the closing date for formal planning comments. A
list of frequently asked questions will be produced to help with
understanding the entire scheme."
She added that the drop-in session is not to consult whether certain
elements are in or out as the application has been submitted as
an entire scheme. It will be considered on its merits by the Town
and District Planning Committees.
to the drop-in session will have the opportunity to complete a
form to either support or object to the scheme, together with
their reasons. This can also be done on-line through the council's
planning website using the reference number 11/13/00028.
Hotel has been derelict since a huge
blaze occurred in April 2008 and negotiations about its future
have been ongoing ever since.