New Highbridge sports hall described as a 'Lego Land monstrosity' by councillors

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A new sports hall planned for the site of a derelict hotel in Somerset has been described as a "Lego Land monstrosity" by councillors.

The Highbridge Hotel was devastated by fire in 2008.

Plans from owner YMCA Somerset Coast to turn it into a sports centre had been accepted by the local council but the bright colour scheme has now been revealed.

The Highbridge Hotel was devastated by fire in 2008. Credit: ITV News West Country

As well as the new sports centre YMCA also wants to build 23 young people's flats and a cafe on the site.

People have until the 27th of April to comment on the proposal.