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Bid to convert Marks & Spencer staff rooms in Bridgwater blocked
A BID to convert the former Marks & Spencer staff rooms in Bridgwater into 13 flats has been rejected on conservation grounds.
Bristol-based Da Vinci Developments said the building in Queen Street had been targeted by vandals, and its scheme would “revitalise and improve the area”, but a Sedgemoor District Council planning officer shared the concerns of Bridgwater Town Council, Bridgwater Heritage Group and Bridgwater & District Civic Society, saying “by reason of its poor design, form and materials” the proposal did not improve the character of the conservation area.