Grade II-listed hotel in Weston next in line to become 15 new homes

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:36 03 October 2016

Somerset Legion House

Somerset Legion House

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A former hotel in Weston could be converted into a series of flats and a town house.

The Somerset Legion Hotel, in Claremont Crescent, moved to Beach Road in 2007 and the site has been empty ever since.

Plans have now been submitted to North Somerset Council to convert the grade II-listed building into a five-bedroom town house and 14 flats.

Documents submitted with the planning application said: “Without such a change the building will continue to remain a dilapidated useless edifice with little hope of restoration.

“It is believed the scheme proposed strikes the right balance between minor intrusive works and the wider benefit of securing a new use.”

The crescent was built in the 1860s, and, if approved, the work would include restoring the hotel’s appearance as it has deteriorated over the years.

Other Weston hotels also turned into flats or with plans to be turned into housing, including the Dorville Hotel, the Bayside Hotel and the Lynton Hotel.

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