begins on plans for Highbridge Hotel redevelopment
long-awaited redevelopment of the eyesore Highbridge Hotel has
taken another step closer with the formal submisison of the plans.
Realisations has submitted plans to Sedgemoor District Council
for the erection of two retail units at ground floor plus 10 dwelling
flats, and the formation of parking and external refuse &
on the scheme are being invited by the council up until October
17th. The Planning Application Number is 11/14/00087.
first reported earlier
this month that the hotel building work is scheduled to begin
Sedgemoor District Councillors discussed the plans on Wednesday
and welcomed the news.
Councillor Andrew Gilling, Portfolio Holder for Housing told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is another step towards seeing
this building being brought back into positive use. The plans
have been in place for some time and we now have an anticipated
start date of November this year. This will be a real boost Highbridge
and across Sedgemoor and will prove a catalyst for further regeneration
within the town."
also reported here
that the YMCA had been awarded £1.1m of funding to overhaul
the hotel site by the government's Homes and Community Agency.
Hotel has been derelict for over six years since a huge
blaze destroyed much of it in April 2008, followed by several
other smaller fires.