Concerns over derelict building in Chapel Allerton

MEMBERS of Chapel Allerton Parish Council are concerned an old building in the village could become dangerous if it is left in its current state.

MEMBERS of Chapel Allerton Parish Council are concerned an old building in the village could become dangerous if it is left in its current state.

The old dairy in Rectory Hill has been standing empty for 20 years and currently has no roof.

It dates back to the 1800s when it used to be a chapel but has now been dubbed an 'eyesore.'

A planning application to turn the old building into a home, using the original stone from the property, was turned down by Sedgemoor District Council after Somerset Highways said the property would not be sustainable and would lead to more car usage.


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But Chapel Allerton Parish Council, which supported the scheme, is writing to Sedgemoor to express its disappointment that a site visit was not organised before the application was refused.

Councillor Robin Skidmore said: "We agreed it was a good use of the site. If it continues to stay like that it will just get worse and worse and become a danger.

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"It's a derelict and decrepit old building and something needs to be done about it.

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