A FIRE hit Burnham-on-Sea pub could rise from the ashes if plans to transform the venue are approved.

Greene King, which owns The Rosewood Pub in Love Lane, is seeking planning permission to rebuild and repair the pub after a fire left the venue severely smoke, fire and heat damaged in June.

The proposed works include a new roof, new kitchen ventilation/extraction system in roof space, retention of freezer/refrigeration pod, a replacement smoking shelter, installation of timber cladding and other associated works.

Firefighters battled for more than two hours to bring the fire under control but sadly the pub was severely damaged and the pub was closed after the fire in June.

In a design and access statement a spokesperson for Greene King said the plans would allow them to install toilets on the first floor and extend the manager's living accommodation.

The statement said: "The application proposal is to reconstruct the public house, with minor changes to the external appearance of the building and the profile of the roof at the rear.

"Both changes comprise minor alterations to the building and result in an improvement to its appearance.

"By amending the profile of the roof at the rear it is possible to increase the floor area of the building by circa 8 q m which enables customer toilets to be provided at first floor level and the managers living accommodation to be made slightly larger.

"The need to rebuild the premises has provided an opportunity to replace the existing kitchen ventilation / extraction equipment.

"Previously this was located externally on the rear elevation of the building.

"As part of the rebuilding works, more modern kit will be installed at the site and this will be incorporated into the roof space of the building.

"This will bring significant benefits to adjacent residential occupiers whose properties are sited in closed proximity of the premises.

"The opportunity is also being taken to upgrade the walk-in fridge / freezers in the service yard."

Comments are welcome on the application until November 22.

For more information or to view the application visit sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning and search for application number 11/19/00101.