From mail room to maisonettes?

A BUILDING in Wedmore could soon change from a mail room to maisonettes. The old post office in Church Street shut in March 30 after the postmaster resigned from his role.

A BUILDING in Wedmore could soon change from a mail room to maisonettes.

The old post office in Church Street shut in March 30 after the postmaster resigned from his role.

A new post office opened on June 11 in The Borough, just yards from the old building.

The building has stood empty since the post office closure, but now Sedgemoor District Council has received a planning application to change the use to residential and develop the building into three maisonettes.


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Developers say the proposed designs have taken into account the characteristics of the existing Grade II Listed Building. Cyrilian Design, who put the proposals together, also say that the development will allow for affordable housing 'in an area where it is much needed for young people'.

Affordable housing is a scheme for first-time buyers and young people who may otherwise struggle to purchase a property on the open market.

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Applicant Richard Williams registered the proposals with the planning authority in October and comments on the scheme are welcome on www.sedgemoor.gov.uk until December 6.

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