last bank building looks set to be turned into flats
last bank building is set to be turned into four flats if a planning
application gets approval.
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.
a planning application has been submitted for a change of use of
the property and the conversion of the ground floor to four flats.
developer plans to create three one-bedroom flats and a single two-bedroom
nearby resident, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm pleased to see the premises being used - no-one wants
it to stay empty, but it's a huge shame that it won't be for commercial
use. More of Highbridge's heritage - and job opportunities - are
Highbridge Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy added: "Many
older buildngs need a lot of work doing to them before they can
be used for residential use. The former Nat West building has been
left unattended for a long time. If turning it into flats means
it can be modernised and put to use again, then that's good news.
I'm pleased to see this application."
building was built as Stuckey's bank in 1877 and a blue heritage
trail sign in place on the building, pictured here, recalls its
are being invited on the application by Sedgemoor District Council's
planning team before the deadline of January 30th.