Apartments plan for Colyton former Lloyds bank approved


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Plans to convert Colyton’s former Lloyds bank into apartments have been approved.

Mr and Mrs Hall purchased the redundant bank last year after Lloyds announced it would be shutting the branch.

In their application, the Halls said they were aware of the ‘necessity’ of keeping retail/office space within the town centre.

As such, they will be keeping the banking hall and sundry rooms for that purpose, while pushing on with plans to convert the remaining ground floor space into two apartments.

Lloyds took up residence in the Market Place-based building in 1914 - before that, it was used as a merchant’s house and was formerly a branch of the Wilts and Dorset Bank founded in Salisbury in 1835.

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When Lloyds publicised its decision to close down the village’s bank, the community held a big protest to fight the plans.

However, the bank closed in October 2016.

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