PLANS have been submitted to turn the ground floor of a Weston night club into an office space.

The application for Club FreeLove, which was validated on February 19, reads: "The owners from Grosvenor DCR (next door) are in need of a larger premises and it has come at the right time to expand and no better than to move into their own property.

"Creation of a self-contained commercial unit allowing full usage of the whole ground floor for both the staff and clients.

"The premises has been arranged to provide accessible facilities, chill-out areas, meeting rooms (pods) and still maintaining the privacy areas for the more confidential arrangements.

"The proposal is within Weston’s conservation area and therefore is subject to Article 4 directive. There are no historical features to the existing shop front and therefore no policies of relevance within the local strategy plan. Although it is policy to preserve and enhance the area and therefore it is believed that the design proposal will meet the guidelines as set.

"Past changes introduced a modern façade/shop front back in 1965 to the ground floor that has subsequently been altered, added and painted to suit recent business usage, such as the walled veranda as a smoking area, the infilled shop front as a form of privacy to the then United Services Social Club with a touch of glazing to bring some light into the building.

"The proposal is to remove the non-insulated brickwork and glassing and replace this with powder coated aluminium windows and doors. No original features and or structure will be altered, changed or removed/replaced. Therefore, the proposal will be a vast improvement to the area."

Here are some of the other plans submitted to the council this week, starting from February 19



Application to discharge Requirements 4 (Submission and approval of detail design), 9 (Highway accesses) and 11 (Surface and foul water drainage) for Stages 1 and 3, Work Nos. 11, 12 and 13 of the Portishead Branch Line (MetroWest Phase 1) Order 2022 at Portishead Branch Line, Between Portishead in North Somerset and Ashton Junction.

Application to discharge Requirements 4 (Submission and approval of detail design), 11 (Surface and foul water drainage), 19 (Path at Marsh Lane, Easton in Gordano), 28 (Operational lighting - highways, bridges, paths and car parks) and 31 (New bridleway east of M5 Avonmouth Bridge) for Stages 1, 1A, 1B and 4A relating to Work Nos. 10, 14, 14A, 14B, 15, 16, and 18 of the Portishead Branch Line (MetroWest Phase1) Order 2022 at Portishead Branch Line, Between Portishead in North Somerset and Ashton Junction.

Non-material amendment to application 23/P/1910/FUH (Proposed creation of a first floor and ground floor rear extension (north elevation) to allow for alterations to window and rooflight positions on 92 Combe Avenue.

Long Ashton

Request to discharge condition numbers 12 (Internal Noise), 15 (Drainage Scheme), 17 (External Wall sample) and 23 (Bat Lighting) on application 23/P/0365/FUL on Verdi Cars Weston Road Long Ashton.

Lawson Cypress (T1) Crown lift to 2m secondary laterals only to clear access path to the property on 115 Long Ashton Road.

Single storey pitched roofed agricultural building, track, hardstanding and highway access on Land To The Rear Of 149 Long Ashton Road.


Proposed restoration and extension of existing derelict lean-to outbuilding, including the installation of 1no. new external door. Restoration and conversion of existing detached barn to form ancillary accommodation, including the creation of internal stairways and multiple internal walls, alongside the re-use of 4no. window openings, installation of 3no. roof lights and widening of existing access door at the rear elevation on Mendip Cottage 24 The Scaurs.

Certification of Lawful Development for the conversion of existing integral garage to habitable space with the replacement of the garage door with 1no. window on 16 Pilgrims Way.

Retrospective application for the installation of a new shop frontage on 17 Meadow Street.

Installation of 1no. internally illuminated box fascia sign and 1no. internally illuminated projecting barbers pole to front elevation and 1no. non-illuminated fascia sign to side elevation on 17 Meadow Street.

Prior approval request for the erection of a single storey rear extension with a pitched roof that would 1) extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 5.0 metres; 2) have a maximum height of 3.8 metres and 3) have eaves that are 2.5 metres high on 11 Ashbury Drive.


Proposed single storey side extension to create garden room on 15 All Saints Lane.

First floor dormer roof extension to existing semi-detached dwelling house to create an additional bedroom, demolition of stand alone single garage on 16 Rippleside Road.


Demolition of 1no. existing detached dwelling & outbuilding and erection of 1no. new detached dwelling and garage building on The Dell Church Lane Lower Failand.