Councillors vote in favour of Berrow Post Office conversion into residential home

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 January 2018

Berrow Post Office could be converted to a single-use residential home.

Berrow Post Office could be converted to a single-use residential home.

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Berrow looks set to lose its Post Office after parish councillors voted in favour of the building being converted to a residential home.

Sedgemoor District Council received planning application in December for the proposal to change the post office, in Berrow Road, from a mixed-use residential and retail site to a single-use home.

MORE: Berrow could lose Post Office.

At a Berrow Parish Council planning committee meeting, councillors stated that there were no planning grounds to object.

The application noted how the opening of a Co-operative shop, also in Berrow Road, in April 2017 took custom away from the post office.

Cllr Gavin Cardle told Burnham-on-Sea.com: “It is difficult for the post office to continue if it is no longer a viable business.”

Cllr Gill Wise added: “All the cottages next door were shops in the past, so it makes it difficult to say no to this application.”

Sedgemoor District Council will make the final call, which is expected to be announced soon.

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