Pier owner says roof plans have been welcomed by residents
plans to build a new £100,000 roof at the front of Burnham-On-Sea's
pier have been welcomed by the public, its owner has said this
Parkin says the plans for a 35ft retractable roof to cover the
forecourt, which were first reported here,
have been positively received by a majority of residents.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Lots of people have given us very
positive feedback. Many have been coming up to me to say how lovely
and modern it looks."
of businesses have also told us they think the roof would be good
for the town in helping to modernise the look of the seafront."
photos of the roof, pictured here, show how up to 60 seats will
be positioned underneath the roof.
owners of the building - which is famous for being the UK's shortest
pier - intend to mark its 100th anniversary this year by installing
the new roof and extra lighting on the dome at an overall cost
Manager Louise Parkin's formal planning application for the scheme
was submitted to Sedgemoor District Council on January 13th and
is being considered by council planners as part of its normal
like to get approval in February and then install the new system
in the Spring ready for Easter and the start of the new holiday
season," added Louise.
pier will also be holding a celebratory event in June involving
several local Brownie packs which are also marking their centenaries
added that she is also hoping that local pensioners in the Burnham
area who are celebrating their 100th birthdays this year will