PLANS to turn a Grade II Listed building in Minehead into flats have been approved.

LLK Property Ltd submit the plans in November last year for the former Periton Mead School site, and last week, Somerset West and Taunton Council approved the application.

The school has been closed since 2013, and the site was listed as Grade II on May 7 2015.

These plans include turning the listed building into 14 homes - six two bed, and eight one-bed flats.

The application also includes plans to build 13 bungalows on the site.

It states: "The proposal would require the removal and demolition of all buildings on site, other than the listed building.

"The science block attached to the school is also proposed to be demolished."

On January 29, fire crews tackled a blaze on the ground floor of the former school, which destroyed 50 per cent of the building.

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Minehead Town Council debated the plans at a meeting on January 5, and said they "saw no reason to refuse the application".

The planning application says the proposed bungalows will be "cottage like" with brick construction and stone surrounds around the doors and windows.

The bungalows are set to have two parking spaces, and units five to 15 will have garages.