The Taunton Pitcher and Piano pub is planning an al fresco dining area

A TAUNTON town center pub has submitted plans to convert a former public square into an outdoor dining area.

The change of use application was submitted on behalf of Marston PLC to Somerset West and Taunton Council in February and was registered last month.

The Cider Press Garden runs alongside the premises on Corporation Street and is next to the footpath to Bath Place.

Taunton’s Pitcher & Piano underwent a £550,000 refurbishment earlier this year.

This planning request is one of 35 received by Somerset West and Taunton Council during the week ending May 27, 2022.

A request has also been submitted to reposition the clock at the Grade II listed St John the Evangelist Church in Staplegrove so that it can start working again.

A member of staff pours a drink after the Pitcher & Piano reopening party. Photo: Steve Richardson

Here is the full list of planning applications received by Somerset West and Taunton Council during the week ending May 27, 2022.

They can be viewed in detail online ( or electronically at reception at Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA11HE.


22/03/0007: Replacement of two storey extension to side and construction of detached garage/workshop with formation of additional driveway and landscaping at Kenley, Hurstone Farm Road, Bathealton.


22/06/0017/T: Notice of felling of a holly in the Bishops Lydeard Conservation Area at Bell Inn, 6 West Street, Bishops Lydeard.


52/22/0009: Erection of garage/workshop building and provision of access to 5 Highfield, Taunton.


22/13/0007: Change of use from residence to holiday rental at Cothelstone Manor, Cothelstone.


03/18/22/004: Construction of 2 outbuildings, installation of the heating system of the house with modifications to the garage building and installation of solar panels (representation of 03/18/21/011). Kilve Mill, Sea Lane, Kilve, TA5 1EB.

03/18/22/005: Construction of 2 outbuildings, installation of the heating system of the house with modifications to the garage building and installation of solar panels (representation of 03/18/21/012). Kilve Mill, Sea Lane, Kilve, TA5 1EB.


23/22/0007: Erection of single storey extension to games room and indoor swimming pool with demolition of garage and erection of garage with home office above at Ridge House, Parsonage Lane, Milverton.


24/22/0020: Erection of a dwelling and garage on land north of The Warren, now known as The Wilderness, Stoke Road, North Curry (retention of partial works already undertaken).


3/21/22/063: Display of 1 internally lit floor-standing portrait television screen in a metal shroud depicting advertisements and promotions. 6 The Parade, Minehead, TA24 5UF.

03/21/22/061: Replacement of a sloping roof on a veranda with a balcony and related works. Moonhill Place, Whitecross Way, Minehead, TA24 8BY.


25/22/0008: Erection of 2 additional storage units at Fair Oak Barn, Wiveliscombe Road, Norton Fitzwarren.

25/22/0012: Conversion of conservatory to single storey extension at rear of 23 Vilberie Close, Norton Fitzwarren.


26/03/22/009: Installation of a wall restraint system at the south-east gable and at the locations of the front wall/floor beams in order to preserve the chalet. Melba Cottage, 33 Chemin des Moines, Old Cleeve, TA24 6HJ.


30/22/0016: Replacement of conservatory/garden room with the erection of a single storey extension to the rear of 3 West View, Sellicks Green, Pitminster.


34/22/0013/LB: Installation of 2 conservation skylights and internal modifications at Bramblings, Edgeborough Farm Road, Staplegrove.

34/22/0016: St John the Evangelist Church Tower clock face repositioned, Manor Road, Staplegrove.


36/22/0008: Conversion of outbuilding into auxiliary accommodation with change of use to former dual use farmyard and access to domestic curtilage at Willments Farm, Church Road, Stoke St Gregory.


38/22/0053: Change of use of the east side of Cider Press Garden for outdoor dining including consumption of food and drink in conjunction with The Pitcher and Piano, Corporation Street, Taunton.

38/22/0138: Change of use of Tool Hire Depot to mixed use as warehouse, bike shop, offices and showroom at 82 Priory Bridge Road, Taunton.

38/22/0176: Formation of public realm to include landscaping and associated infrastructure works (including environmental statement) referred to as The Southern Boulevard at Firepool, Canal Road/Priory Bridge Road, Taunton.

38/22/0177: Erection of part single storey and part two storey extension to rear and erection of porch extension to front of 17 Wedlands, Taunton.

38/22/0179: Erection of a detached wooden double garage at 175 Cheddon Road, Taunton.

38/22/0181/T: Notice of felling of fruit tree (unspecified) Amelanchier and Plum tree in Mount Street Conservation Area and Vivary Park at 5 Mount Terrace, Mount Street, Taunton.

38/22/0185/T: Notice of felling of a sycamore in the South Road Conservation Area at Hareston House, 77 South Road, Taunton.

38/22/0187/T: Application to carry out management work on a beech tree included in the Borough of Taunton Deane (Taunton No 2) Tree Preservation Order 1971 at Hareston House, 77 South Road, Taunton ( TD30).


43/22/0022: Erection of an outbuilding for use as auxiliary accommodation at 55 Oaken Ground, Rockwell Green, Wellington (retention of partial works already undertaken).


44/22/0007: Conversion of garage to annexed accommodation with construction of garage and carport at Oaklea, Calways Farm, Wellington Hill, Wellington.


47/22/0003: Conversion of storage rooms to a self-contained annex at Vincents Farm, West Hatch Lane, West Hatch.


48/22/0028: Erection of a single storey extension to the rear of 35 Hob Close, Monkton Heathfield.

48/22/0029: Summary application with all matters reserved, (except access), for the erection of 4 business units, auxiliary parking, landscaping, driveways internal and associated infrastructure and engineering works on land formerly known as White Cottage, The Hatcheries, Monkton Heathfield.

48/22/0031: Erection of a single storey extension to the front with various modifications at Ripattoni, Monkton Heathfield Road, Monkton Heathfield.

48/22/0032: Conversion of loft into auxiliary accommodation at Farthings, 5 Brittons Ash, Hyde Lane, Bathpool.


03/39/22/015: Installation of a gas meter box on the floor and a gas boiler (with suction cup). Cart House Cottage, North Street, Williton, TA4 4SL.

39/03/22/014: Replacement of 2 dwellings No. with attached garages and associated gardens. 8 and 10 Priest Street, Williton, TA4 4NJ.


49/22/0016: Erection of dwelling no., to be attached to the farm, with demolition of outbuildings at Pitt Farm, Ford, Wiveliscombe (resubmission 49/21/0032).

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