A HOTEL chain will be expanding its Taunton branch after receiving planning permission.

Taunton Deane Borough Council granted conditional approval to the Whitbread Group PLC for an extension to the existing Premier Inn Hotel on Bridgwater Road.

The plan involves the construction of a two-storey extension to provide 23 extra bedrooms, an extension to the restaurant and a reconfiguration of the carpark.

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A spokesman said that the development will deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to the town through further investment to the hotel facilities.

Four new jobs will be created at the hotel while additional roles will be created during construction.

Developers must first submit a suitable travel plan to the authority before construction can begin as well as plans for an electrical vehicle charging point.