approves plans for overhaul of Burnham's Victoria Hotel
for a major refurbishment of a town centre hotel in Burnham-On-Sea
have been given support by town councillors this week.
plans for the Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street were considered
at a council meeting on Monday (January 9th) by members of the Planning
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here,
Punch Taverns plans to overhaul the hotel, re-opening it with a
brand new modern look.
scheme includes removing the current entrance porch, wooden fence
and archway, rearranging the front seating area, re-painting the
exterior, plus installing bi-folding doors, planters and new signs.
Paul Young said: "It's great to see the hotel being taken up-market
- these plans are just what it needs."
Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "This is a great improvement
for the hotel - I support it."
John Parkes added: "I'm always at a loss to understand why
smoking areas are placed at the front of buildings like this, next
to a public entrance, but I'm pleased to see the front of the hotel
is being tidied up with floral planters and a new look... it will
create an 'al fresco' dining area - a nice new facility."
Andy Brewer added: "We're giving our support to these plans
on the grounds of an improvement to the visual amenity and street
Town Council's recommendation to approve the plans is subject to
a final decision from Sedgemoor District Council.
we reported here,
the hotel's former landlords Martin and Dee Lloyd have retired and
left the hotel at the end of December, temporarily closing it.