January 2, 2018
Berrow could lose its Post Office under new housing plan

Berrow could lose its Post Office after plans were submitted to change the current building into a home.

Sedgemoor District Council has received proposals for the change of use of the building, in Berrow Road, from a mixed-use residential and retail site to a single-use home.

The application notes that the Co-Operative store, also in Berrow Road, has taken custom away from the post office.

In the proposal, agent Greenslade Taylor Hunt says: "The shop is not located in a key shopping area and therefore we do not believe it would have an impact on the local communities."

"Since the Co-operative shop opened nearby in April 2017, the day-to-day takings at the retail outlet have fallen significantly and it is therefore unsustainable for the applicant to continue and operate a shop facility in such close proximity to a competitor. The existing post office can potentially be relocated to a nearby shop."

The Parish Council will be discussing the proposals at a Planning Meeting this Wednesday (3rd January 2018) at 7pm. There will be the normal period from 6.45pm for the public to ask questions on any planning matter prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Written or online submissions can be made to Sedgemoor District Council, with a copy to the Parish Clerk at the Parish Office. The Planning Application number is 05/17/0017.


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