Flats plan for former Poulton shops approved

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

Monday, 6th September 2021, 1:29 pm

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.

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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.