Flats plan for former Poulton shops approved

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Plans to convert a former newsagents and post office in Poulton into flats have been approved.

 

25a and 25b Lower Green, Poulton, will be turned into three two-bed flats under plans approved by Wyre Council.

One half of the building was formerly a post office until it was axed by postal chiefs in 2003, and had since been used as a business premises.

The other half was Thomas’s News.

Two former shops in Lower Green, Poulton, will be converted into three flats.

Two former shops in Lower Green, Poulton, will be converted into three flats.

Documents showed each flat will contain two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open plan living/kitchen area.

New bay windows will be installed, as well as a single storey extension to the back and bin storage areas.

In October, original plans to build four flats on the site, with a two-storey extension to the back, were refused by planners on the grounds of “loss of outlook, daylight and privacy” for neighbours.

LCC Highways said the development would “not have a detrimental impact on highway safety and capacity,” but recommended that a “secure and covered cycle storage with two cycle spaces for each property” should be included.

Concerns were raised about plans for only one off-street parking space for the flats, and the applicant was asked to consider bollards or a low wall to prevent residents from parking on the pavement.