A new Co-Op convenience store in Highbridge is on track to open in the New Year, its owners have said this week.

Construction work is well underway on the new Co-Op convenience store on the corner of Highbridge’s Morland Road and Burnham Road.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, Co-Op spokesperson Vicki Przytocki confirmed: “We aim to launch our new, purpose-built community store in the New Year.”

The store has been controversial due to traffic congestion around neighbouring streets and the closeness of the new building to neighbouring properies at the back of the site.

Earlier this year, the store was given planning consent by Sedgemoor Distroict Council, who also approved the Co-Op’s application for a premises licence with opening hours of 6am-11pm every day.

The new Highbridge Co-Op will be similar in size to the Co-Op store in Berrow which opened in 2017. The new store will have 15 parking spaces.

The land was previously occupied by the former Morlands Industrial Park, which shut in October 2014.

Highbridge’s main Co-Op supermarket, which was just off Market Street, shut down in October 2018 and has since been replaced by Proper Job.