BRIDGWATER NEWS: Convenience store plans for Bridgwater Squib

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Convenience store plans for Bridgwater Squib

PLANS have been unveiled which could see a former pub in Bridgwater turned a convenience store.

SEP Properties has applied to Sedgemoor District Council to build a single storey extension at the Bridgwater Squib in West Street with the overall aim of converting the former pub into a shop.

A spokesman for the applicants said: “The site was used as a public house, but the current climate has meant that the pub has ceased trading and subsequently has been bought by SEP Properties.

“This proposal is to extend the existing footprint of the building slightly so that the pub can be let as a convenience store as this is required in the local area.

“There already has been interest from various parties to let this space.”

The spokesman added that the site benefitted from off-street car park and loading area.

A decision on the application for the Bridgwater Squib, which is believed to have closed its doors for the last time as a pub around November 2016, is not expected until at least the end of August 2017.

The plans do not identify any party interested in turning the Bridgwater Squib into a convenience store.

PHOTO – TOP: The Bridgwater Squib as it was in West Street, Bridgwater, before it closed.