MAJOR new plans have been submitted which could see significant changes to The Old Library and Morgan House in Bridgwater.

Proposals have been put forward to redevelop the site on Mount Street, including converting The Old Library building into nine flats, and for Morgan House to be extended and converted into another 10 flats.

As well as this there are plans to build two small blocks of flats and a number of homes on the site.

These include a three-storey block of six flats to the North-East of the site, a two-storey L-shaped building containing four flats and three homes, as well as a further two-storey building containing four homes.

This means in total the site will accommodate 36 dwellings.

Morgan House and The Old Library currently occupy a rectangular patch of land of approximately 1.2 acres in Bridgwater's town centre.

Morgan House is a two-storey office building which was formerly Bridgwater's Registry Office.

The developers say a minimum of five units, but more likely six units, will be provided for affordable housing.

The developers looked at alternatives for access, but given the complications that would arise in making changes to the Mount Street layout, it was resolved to keep the existing access untouched.

Because The Old Library is Grade II listed it could not be demolished, and it was agreed that Morgan House should also remain in place due to its prominence with the town centre street scene and the 'fond attachment of the many residents who have been married there'.

To view the plans visit the planning section of the Sedgemoor District Council website and search for application number 08/20/00061.