Desserts restaurant planned for College Street premises

Plans to open a new desserts restaurant in Burnham-On-Sea town centre  specialising in Belgian waffles, crepes, cheesecake, cakes and ice creams to replace a former building society building have this week been approved by town councillors.

At a meeting of the Town Council’s Planning Applications Committee on Wednesday evening (April 10th), councillors supported the application, which was first reported here by

The premises at 14 College Street was formerly home to the Britannia Building Society and then the Co-operative Bank until it closed in 2016, as reported here.

The new owner has submitted a planning application to Sedgemoor District Council for “a change of use of a former building society premises to a restaurant.”

Cllr Andy Brewer told Wednesday’s meeting: “It’s really encouraging to see a new business like this opening, retaining a retail property in the town centre.”

Cllr Nick Tolley agreed: “We are short of businesses in Burnham and to see a person being brave enough to create a new one like this is very refreshing. I fully support this and look forward to visiting it!”

Councillors supported the planning application – reference number 11/19/00033 – but the final decision rests with Sedgemoor District Council.


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