Highbridge’s former library could be turned into two new flats if new plans by the district council win approval.

The library in Market Street closed at the end of 2018 due to cost-cutting by Somerset County Council despite a high-profile local campaign to try and save it.

Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the at Alpha House building, has now submitted a planning application for a ‘Change of use and conversion of former library space into two flats.’

The scheme would see the empty library space being converted into two one-bedroom flats on the ground floor of the building.

One nearby resident, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “This proposal just adds insult to injury of Highbridge losing a wonderful public facility and now seeing it being turning it into more unwanted flats.”

Comments on the planning application, which has the reference number 11/19/00016are welcome until March 25th, 2019 via Sedgemoor District Council’s planning department.