Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Could more flats be built on former Bayside Hotel site?

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 March 2017

Ruins of fire Bayside Hotel in 2011.

Ruins of fire Bayside Hotel in 2011.

Archant

A developer wants to build extra apartments on the site of a former Weston-super-Mare hotel which it already has permission to develop.

Developers Aspect360, along with KKM Architects, have submitted an application to build a new five-storey building on the site of the old Bayside Hotel, on the corner of Manilla Crescent and Highbury Road close to Marine Lake.

The former hotel was severely damaged by a fire in June 2011 and the remaining structure was then demolished at the end of 2012. Since then, the site has remained empty.

However, KKM and Aspect360 were given permission by the council in 2015 to build 15 flats on the site in 2015, but they now intend to replace that proposal with a new plan for 27 apartments, along with car parking spaces.

The developers have also said they will respect the area’s heritage in their proposal, as the site lies within the Birnbeck conservation area.

The application’s design and access statement said: “When designing the proposed scheme, particular attention will be paid to strengthening the local character.

“The now-demolished building previously on the site was considered to be harmful to the local character.

“It is therefore intended that the application forms an improvement to the built environment and the wider conservation area.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Weston Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Weston Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Weston Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

20:01

Weston-super-Mare’s Labour Party hit the streets to protest against the Government’s latest budget, saying people ‘deserve better’ than an ‘underfunded’ NHS.

Read more
19:01

Weston Town Council decided who will be the town’s mayor and deputy mayor for the next year at its meeting on Monday.

Read more
17:00

Weston’s Cancer Research UK committee held its annual knit-in at the town’s football club, with more than 65 keen knitters taking part.

Read more
16:00

A curry night has raised £855 for an animal charity.

Read more
15:00

A Weston hotel worker had his head shaved in aid of one of the town’s most popular charities.

Read more
14:00

A Somerset care home has earned praise from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Read more
13:00

Students from a North Somerset school reinvented a classic story this week for a quirky performance.

Read more
12:00

A sea cadet unit is on the lookout for new members to join its ranks.

Read more
11:00

Supporters of a Weston-super-Mare charity were given a reason to celebrate this week when the winner of a prize worth £500 was chosen.

Read more

The NSPCC has called on parents to check the age limits on social media, with a recent survey revealing 16 per cent of adults in the South West were unaware a restriction existed.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder