PLANS for shops, work spaces, restaurants, flats and public areas on a riverside car park in Taunton have been given the go-ahead by Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Taunton Deane Borough Council's planning committee approved the plans subject to conditions at a meeting today (June 25). 

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