A VACANT ancillary space in Minehead town centre that was previously occupied by Barclays could become a new residential dwelling.

A planning application has been submitted to convert a former coach house connected to the rear of the former bank into a one-bedroom living space.

The coach house was used by Barclays (5 The Parade, Minehead) for ancillary storage and staff hospitality facilities.

A design and access statement provided to Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) said: “The retail unit was previously occupied by Barclays bank but is now left vacant.

“As part of the wider site, the retail unit itself is a three-storey, mid-terraced building with a series of single and two-storey add-ons to the rear and fronts the main high street of The Parade.

“The proposed application relates to the conversion of the former Coach House, which is a vacant ancillary space that services the main retail unit and is set at its rear.

“The former Coach House is a two-storey detached building which fronts Market House Lane. The space is currently used as a store.”

A neighbouring property has already received planning permission to be converted into residential accommodation.

The application added: “There will be a no changes to the existing appearance of the building as a result of the works.

“The conversion of the former Coach House will improve the appearance of the vacant building though minor internal alterations.

“The proposed development will preserve and enhance the overall character and appearance of the Conservation Area and avoid any impact to any nearby listed building.”

Barclays closed its Minehead branch in June 2019 after the bank said customer usage declined due to a rise in mobile and online banking.

Planning applications received by SWT in the week ending September 2, 2022

The following applications and notifications have been received for consideration by SWT and can be inspected online (somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/planning). 

Alternatively, they can be viewed electronically at the reception of Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton. 


02/22/0009: Erection of a steel framed agricultural building for the storage of straw and fodder at Kerdon, Ash Priors (retention of works already undertaken).


10/22/0018: Erection of a first floor extension to the side and a single storey extension to the rear of 8 Wellesley Way, Churchinford.


52/22/0019: Erection of a two storey extension to the side and a single storey extension to the rear of 30 Deane Drive, Taunton.


16/22/0005: Erection of 2 No. gates and stock proof fencing with 1 No. property sign at Beechfields, Warrs Farm, Glastonbury Road, Durston.


3/16/22/004: Repairs to the walled garden including lime pointing and wall capping. Alfoxton Park, Pardlestone Lane, Kilve, TA5 1SG.


23/22/0021: Change of use of land from agricultural to equine use with erection of equine facilities building and alterations to access on land at the junction of Station Road and Meadows Way, Milverton (resubmission of 23/21/0058).


3/21/22/089: Conversion of 1 No. flat into 2 No. flats. Flat 1, Lynton House, The Parks, Minehead, TA24 5NF.

3/21/22/088: Conversion of former coach house (presently vacant ancillary space to retail unit) into 1 No. residential dwelling. Barclays Bank, 5 The Parade, Minehead, TA24 5LS.

3/21/22/080: Various internal and external alterations. Flat 12, Clevelands, St Michaels Road, Minehead, TA24 5RZ.


24/22/0037/T: Notification to fell one Birch tree within North Curry Conservation Area at 12 Church Road, North Curry.


34/22/0021/LB: Installation of 2 No. conservation rooflights, internal alterations to first floor landing to create study/office area and replacement of ground floor wooden french doors with wooden bifold doors at Bramblings, Edgeborough Farm Road, Staplegrove.


T/32/22/003: Notification to carry out management works to one Robinia tree within Stogursey Conservation Area. Harford House, 1 Church Street, Stogursey, TA5 1TQ.

3/32/22/023: Replacement of games room and reception with erection of building to facilitate uses. Burton Springs Fishery & Campsite, Lawson Farm, Shurton Road, Stogursey, TA5 1QB.

3/32/22/017: Change of use from stables, workshop and potting shed to Bistro with food prep area and an outdoor seating area with the provision of a disabled toilet and parking (retention of works already undertaken). 27 Clayland Corner, Cockwood, Stogursey, TA5 1TS.


3/07/22/019: Erection of a cabin and formation of pond. Vipers Wood, land off Water Lane, Stogumber.


36/22/0017: Removal of conservatory and erection of single storey extensions to both sides and the rear of Sunnycroft, Stoke Road, Meare Green, Stoke St Gregory (resubmission of 36/21/0028).


37/22/0008: Change of use of land from agricultural to residential curtilage with erection of extension to garage block and construction of tennis court at Haydon Farm Barn, Haydon Farm Lane, Stoke St Mary.


38/22/0157: Alterations to shop front to move entrance door with additional door to provide a fire service compliant entrance to flat above laundrette at 35A East Reach, Taunton.

38/22/0255/LB: Display of 1 No. externally illuminated fascia sign, 1 No. externally illuminated projecting sign, 2 No. internally illuminated menu box signs and 3 No. non-illuminated text panels at Ask Italian, 38 North Street, Taunton.

38/22/0279: Demolition of conservatory and garage and erection of a single storey extension to the side and rear of 6 Orchid Close, Taunton.

8/22/0283/T: Notification to carry out management works to one Maple tree and four Cypress trees within South Road Conservation Area at Annecy Court, St. Joseph’s Field, Taunton (TPO trees under separate application).

38/22/0286: Change of use of nursery back to ancillary residential accommodation at 119 Wedlands, Taunton.

38/22/0287: Erection of a two storey extension to the side of 10 Moorland Close, Taunton.

8/22/0289/LB: Replacement of 2 No. ground floor windows at 1 Church Square, Taunton.

38/22/0290: Erection of a timber pergola to the side and rear of 11 Elm Grove, Taunton.

38/22/0293/T: Application to carry out management works to 4 Lime trees included in Taunton Deane Borough (Taunton No.4) Tree Preservation Order 1997 at Annecy Court, St. Joseph’s Field, Taunton (TD745).


43/22/0076: Recladding of workshop unit and installation of windows at building R/O Bridge House, Station Road, Wellington.

43/22/0099: Erection of two storey extensions to the rear and side with erection of a single storey extension to the front of 61 Oaken Ground, Rockwell Green, Wellington (resubmission of 43/22/0033).


46/22/0012: Variation of Condition No’s 2 (approved plans) and 4 (to extend the time to complete the road widening) of application 46/12/0007 at Blackdown Garden Centre, Wellington Road, West Buckland.


48/22/0056: Replacement and enlargement of garage to the side, replacement of roof to rear extension with flat roof, raising of roof with formation of first floor and construction of dormer windows at St Hilary, Cheddon Fitzpaine Road, Goosenford, Cheddon Fitzpaine.


3/39/22/022: Erection of a first floor extension over the kitchen with internal alterations. Bardon Cottage, Washford Cross to Fair Cross, Williton, TA23 0PY.

3/39/22/023: Erection of a first floor extension over the kitchen with internal alterations. Bardon Cottage, Washford Cross to Fair Cross, Williton, TA23 0PY.

3/39/22/021: Replacement of garage. 3 Washford Hill, Five Bells, Williton, Taunton, TA23 0JA.