Application to convert former West Norfolk village post office into butcher's shop
Plans have been submitted to change a former village post office into a butcher’s shop.
A planning application to covert the former post office on Churchgate Way in Terrington St Clement will be put before West Norfolk councillors on Monday.
No objections have been raised by the parish council or Highways ahead of the planning committee meeting in Lynn.
In a document, Richard Smith, Highways development management officer, said: “Arguably the traffic generation for both class uses (existing and proposed) would be similar and as a result, I believe it would be difficult to substantiate an objection to the application on highway safety grounds.”
However, a document from councillor Sandra Squire said she agreed with residents who were concerned about traffic issues surrounding the application.
In the document, Mrs Squire said: “I spent some time sitting watching traffic outside the post office today and I do feel the traffic issues are a valid concern.”
She said congestion could increase on Churchgate Way if the new shop was approved, especially at school pick up and drop off times.
However, a planning document also states Mrs Squire was aware similar issues would have been experienced when it was a post office.
Officers recommend that the application is approved.
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