Council rejects plans to demolish Highbridge gospel church
to demolish a former church in Highbridge have been turned down
by town councillors this week.
a meeting on Monday night (January 9th), members of the Town Council
Planning Applications Committee voted to reject the demolition plans
for the former Gospel Hall in Newtown Road.
expressed concern about the lack of any future plans for the site.
Andy Brewer said: "We would prefer to see the building retained
to preserve the history of Highbridge."
John Parkes added: "I strongly object to the building being
demolished - I am concerned that another part of Highbridge's history
would be lost."
have no sight of any plans for the site and do not want it to be
boarded up for years like the Highbridge Hotel."
decided to lodge an objection against the demolition of the building,
however the final decision on whether the work goes ahead now rests
with Sedgemoor District Council.
former Highbridge Gospel Tabernacle building in Newtown Road is
due to be pulled down after its owner submitted a Demolition Order
with Sedgemoor District Council, as we first reported