PLANS to build a new community hub for Wilstock and Stockmoor have been submitted this week.

The plans have been submitted by North Petherton Town Council, which has worked with the Wilstockhub charity to put together the proposals.

The application includes a new building complete with a community hall and cafe, a number of community rooms and a creche, a community garden, play area and car parking.

The new community hub would also be next to a ball court due to be built.

Wilstockhub is a charity set up with the aim of providing a community hub to serve the residents of Wilstock and Stockmoor.

A spokesman for Wilstockhub said: "The hub is the expression of a new community working together to make shared sociable spaces

that can sustain a network of activities."

It is hoped the hub will be a base for events for all ages to socialise, will provide recreation and leisure facilities, support education, training and employment, and promote good physical and mental health.

In 2017 and 2018, the Wilstockhub group consulted and engaged with the community to develop an accurate view of peoples wishes and needed.

The proposed building is organised into two wings. The east wing is the smaller and contains three community rooms, two small and one large. The large room is to have flexibility to be used as a self-contained creche or nursery while also being available for other uses.

The wing also includes a small kitchen, toilets, and a store room.

The west wing includes the main hall.

This has been designed to be suitable for performances, receptions, clubs, sports activities and parties and to be able to be subdivided for training and fitness and other classes.

To view the full application, visit the planning section of the Sedgemoor District Council website and search for application 37/20/00007.