A TAUNTON transport company has applied for permission to put up a new building to store "valuable equipment" when no-one is on site.

Cooks Commercials has submitted the proposal for a three-bay storage unit at its existing location in Frobisher Way, off Bindon Road.

The existing yard, which only has a small office building at present, has been used in recent years to park to firm's fleet of lorries and trailers.

The application to the council's planners says the new premises would be used "to park valuable equipment when the site is shut".