Plans for a new development of flats in Highbridge town centre, in place of office space, have this week been unveiled by Sedgemoor District Council.

The authority has submitted proposals to build new ‘Social Rented Housing’ at the rear of Alpha House in Market Street, pictured here.

The current office building at the back of the property will be demolished to make way for the new development of five one-bedroom flats.

“The scheme covers a change of use from offices, including the erection of a single storey extension on the site of an existing building to be demolished,” says the council.

The council adds that Alpha House is currently a building of mixed use, comprising residential and office space. The area to be converted has been used as office use and is unoccupied.

The planning application from Sedgemoor District Council is Planning Application reference number 11/17/00159. Comments can be submitted to the council’s planning department by the deadline of December 17th.

Highbridge Library, which is also located in Alpha House, is not affected by the changes.