final bank building will be turned into flats, says council
last bank building looks set to be turned into flats after a planning
application was backed by town councillors this week.
former Nat West bank building in Huntspill Road closed down in the
summer of 2014, as we reported
here, and has been vacant ever since.
application for a change of use of the property and the conversion
of the ground floor to four flats was considered by members of the
council's Planning Applications Committee at their meeting on Monday
night (February 20th).
John Parkes said: "I have previously registered my unhappiness
about this scheme - there are parking issues there, and many residents
don't want to see more flats. Some residents tell me it would be
better used as a museum."
Andy Brewer added: "I would prefer to see fewer flats, but
I think a development is right here."
Bill Hancock added: "Its better to see this site developed
rather than left empty and vandalised."
passed the plans with no observations. The final decision rests
with Sedgemoor District Council.
building was built as Stuckey's bank in 1877 and a blue heritage
trail sign in place on the building, pictured here, recalls its