PROPOSALS have been revealed for two three-storey blocks of flats not far from Taunton town centre.

A planning application submitted to Somerset West and Taunton Council outlines plans to demolish two bungalows to make way for 42 flats off Wellington Road.

The applicants, Nick and Cheridan Clark, have made the application in connection with the bungalows, known as Beech Acre and Steps Water.

The site is bordered by Longrun Meadow and located between Bridgwater and Taunton College and Tesco and is currently accessed by an existing private road.

The planning application seeks permission for 42 one-bedroom flats, although precise details of the layout, scale and appearance will be made known in a more detailed application.

A statement with the application says: "It is envisaged that the proposed accommodation would not require much parking in this location given the close proximity of the college, the hospital, Tesco and the town centre generally as future occupiers would be able to walk or cycle the very short distance to these destinations and public transport would also be available within the town centre."

One of the blocks would house 27 flats, with 15 in the other building, along with 12 parking spaces, 42 bike spaces and nine motorcycle spaces.

Collier Planning, representing Mr and Mrs Clark, have placed an advertisement in the County Gazette advising "any owner of the land or tenant who wishes to make representations about this application" to write to SWT at the Deane House, in Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE by Thursday, August 4.

A statement from Collier Planning says: "The grant of planning permission does not affect owners' rights to retain or dispose of their property, unless there is some provision to the contrary in an agreement or lease."