Category: Planning

Northgate School Proposal Passed Amidst Criticism of Design

At today’s Sedgemoor District Council Development Control Committee the long awaited proposals for a new school on the Northgate site were passed but with a condition that officers re-look at the design to break up the facade. The committee voted 11 in favour 1 against and 1 abstention. Cllr Brian Smedley, Leader of Bridgwater Town […]

Hope Extinguished as Sedgemoor Planners Vote for Demolition

At todays meeting of Sedgemoor District Council Development Committee members voted 11-3 to approve plans for the demolition of Bridgwater’s iconic Hope Inn on the Taunton road ‘within 3 months’ and in the face of strong opposition by ward councillors and Bridgwater Town Council. The plan will pave the way for 22 apartments on a […]

Town Planning Panel welcomes Riverside Hotel proposals

Bridgwater Town Council’s ‘Planning Panel’ meets every month to give it’s opinion on planning matters before they go to Sedgemoor District Council’s Development Control Committee which has the power to determine them. Today we were offered two new hotels, several restaurants, various extensions, some replacement windows and some street lights. The long awaited conversion of […]

Town Planning decisions for August

Bridgwater Town Council’s Planning Panel met for it’s August meeting under the Chairmanship of Cllr Mick Lerry (Victoria) and was attended by Westover councillors Pat Morley and Brian Smedley, Eastover’s Moira Brown, Wyndham’s Liz Leavy and Dunwear’s Leigh Redman. The first matter affecting Westover ward was the plan by the owners of the Gym in […]


At today’s meeting of the Sedgemoor Development Committee members voted overwhelmingly to throw out the plans to demolish the Hope Inn and build 22 appartments on the site. A proposal by Cllr Hill (Con,Cheddar) seconded by Cllr Granter (Lab, Fairfax) rejected the plan on it’s design claiming it wasn’t in line with SDC policy D2 […]