MINEHEAD could soon have a new multi-screen cinema if plans get the green light.

An application has been submitted for Somerset West and Taunton Council to convert a former store on The Avenue into a three-screen cinema.

The applicant is in the process of purchasing 16-18 The Avenue and hopes to convert it into a cinema.

Lifestyle Warehouse formerly traded at the location until it ceased some years ago.

The cinema would feature three screens, one for 112 people, and two for 60 people.

A spokesman said: "The proposals have been carefully considered to reflect the character of the conservation area

and to enhance the quality of the whole application site."

Minehead residents have been left without a nearby cinema since the Butlins facility closed itself to the public in 2017.

Residents had been able to sign in at the gate and use the ABC Cinema on site for many years but the leisure firm clamped down in wake of recent terror attacks, saying it is vital they know exactly who is on the resort at any given time.

A decision has not yet been made and the plans can be viewed and commented on by searching application number 3/21/19/047 on the SWT website.