Somerset

New shelter for Burnham-on-Sea Pier pavilion approved

  • 18 March 2014
  • From the section Somerset
Artist's impression of roof Image copyright crown outdoor
Image caption The roof will be partially retractable and provide cover for people who want to eat in the cafe

A planning application to build a new shelter for the pavilion at Burnham-on-Sea Pier has been approved, despite being recommended for refusal.

The £60,000 structure will be partially retractable and provide cover for people who want to eat in the cafe.

A planning officer at Sedgemoor District Council had said the scheme would harm the character and appearance of the building and surrounding area.

However, it was approved by councillors in a meeting on Tuesday.

A further £40,000 of improvements to the pier were also approved.

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