could lose its Post Office under new housing plan
could lose its Post Office after plans were submitted to change
the current building into a home.
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.
application notes that the Co-Operative store, also in Berrow Road,
has taken custom away from the post office.
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."
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."
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.
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.