Planning application submitted for Weston’s Birnbeck Pier

Jones Lang LaSalle Limited, on behalf of pier owners CNM Estates, has applied for listed building consent and revealed plans to refurbish and preserve Weston’s Birnbeck Pier.

The submission is in response to a repairs notice, which was issued by North Somerset Council in September 2019.

Parts of the pier, including its trestle legs, bracing deck boards and lamp posts, will be removed during repairs to be assessed and restored.

Artefacts, which could include cast iron lamp post columns, ornate cast iron seating and handrails, could be removed, stored and assessed and will be agreed on-site with a listed buildings authority and engineer.

Unsafe timber decking, timber firrings and deck beams will be removed and a survey and inspection of the existing structure by the engineer using contractors will be conducted.

The proposed works in the application have been prioritised as those required to immediately stabilise the pier and safeguard its future, as the essential first step in the phased refurbishment of the pier.