Gobowen's former Post Office could be converted into homes under plans revealed to Shropshire Council. 

An application has been put in front of Shropshire Council trying to discover whether prior approval is required to turn the building, in Old Whittington Road, into a dwelling.

The Post Office has been vacant for a number of months since its previous owner opted to retire, and with an outreach service set up at Gobowen Library.

It is at the heart of the village, and is situated next to the Cross Foxes pub and within a short walking distance to Gobowen railway station.

The application, from S Donning, of St Helens in Merseyside – through Forge Property Consultants in West Felton – is asking to determine whether planning permission would be needed to merge the ground floor into the existing dwelling above.

It states: "The proposer wishes to make a simple change of use to a former post office forming part of an existing attached domestic dwelling.

"This is in part to help with the sale of the attached house.

"At this stage the proposer has no plans to make any structural changes either internally or externally, this would be left to the new owners."

According to a sales document, there is a three-bedroom house with spacious accommodation that has recently been refurbished, while there are two walled gardens and parking space.

There are entrances to the property from both Old Chirk Road and Old Whittington Road, leading to a sitting room with a Victorian feature fireplace and an oak-beamed ceiling.

The ground floor also has a dining room, which also has an oak-beamed ceiling and a hard stone effect floor.

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms as a toilet and shower room.

It is believed that when the property first went on the market, through Celt Rowlands, it was still to offer the retail space for potential new Post Office owners as separate to the accommodation.

However, the application to Shropshire Council is to convert that space into a dwelling and to sell it as one whole property for housing.

Shropshire Council planning officers will be expected to deliver a decision to the applicants by Thursday, June 30.

Anyone wishing to view the proposal can do so by heading to https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications and searching 22/01992/PA3MA.

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