HOUSING CONVERSION FOR FORMER RAGLAN ARMS
PUBLISHED: 21:00 07 October 2016
A former Weston-super-Mare pub, which was destroyed by fire in 2011, will be converted into housing after regeneration plans were revived.
The Raglan Arms in Upper Church Road never reopened after the fire five years ago, and plans to build five homes on the site instead were revealed at the start of 2016.
The £400,000 project was later put on hold because of an economic downturn – but is now under way once again.
Regeneration specialists Helm Construction will carry out the work, and spokesman Adam Marks said: “The developers had suspended the project until they were satisfied with the general direction of the economy.
“Having an abandoned site in your neighbourhood brings a multitude of problems. Residents are relieved when the uncertainty is lifted with the arrival of smart and much-needed new homes.”