Somerset

Weston-super-Mare seafront to get 125 beach huts

Marine Parade Image copyright Google
Image caption The huts will be situated on Marine Parade (pictured) and The Promenade

Permission has been granted for more than 100 beach huts on the sea front in Weston-super-Mare.

A meeting of North Somerset Council's planning committee approved the plans for 28 wooden huts at Marine Parade and a further 97 on The Promenade.

A council spokesman said the authority was now looking at a timescale to introduce the huts.

He added it would not be possible to buy one as they will be offered on a one-year lease to the highest bidder.

Councillor Ian Porter, head of the planning committee, brushed off criticism that the huts may get in the way and ruin the view.

"It's a trial and if they're not in the right location we'll certainly look at moving them," he said.

"It's a great thing for the sea front and people can use them and benefit from them and have a great time while they're in Weston."

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