PROPOSALS to turn empty offices in Yeovil town centre above the Cow and Apple burger restaurant into eight flats can go-ahead without gaining planning permission.
South Somerset District Council has told applicant Mr Goldstein that planning approval is not required for the work to be carried out on the first and second floors of 8-10 Church Street.
The building dates back to the 19th century and it has been proposed to convert the whole of the upper two floors – which are empty – into flats.
A council report said that, as the building was constructed before 1888, it did not require planning permission.
The council made the decision that planning was not required on Tuesday, March 28th although it has said that a “noise insulation scheme” will need to be approved due to the amazing success of the Cow and Apple burger restaurant and bar which means it is popular with diners throughout the day and night.