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Councillors to discuss proposal to convert Burntwood post office into a dental surgery

Plans to convert a Burntwood post office into a dental surgery are due to be discussed at a meeting in the town.

The Post Office at Sankey's Corner. Pic: Google Streetview

The Post Office at Sankey’s Corner. Pic: Google Streetview

Proposals have been drawn up for a change of use to the Cannock Road site.

The move has become controversial following the latest bank closure at Sankey’s Corner.

As part of the move to shut the Barclays branch later this year, Michael Fabricant MP had reassured residents that they would still be able to access their money using the post office facilities.

The site has been up for sale since September and Saleem Mulla, from Inspire Dental Centre who hope to change the use of the building, said the post office would be likely to shut even if the go-ahead wasn’t given for the dental surgery.

“The owner is even contemplating taking the shop off the market and leaving it as empty premises,” Saleem said. “Although unfortunate, I think the loss of this particular post office is inevitable.

“It would be a shame if a high street shop were to be vacant and lie empty. This area is prone to vandalism and antisocial behaviour and an empty property will only make it more appealing to such elements.”

The proposals will be discussed at a meeting of Burntwood Town COuncil’s planning committee on Thursday (March 29).

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2 Comments

  1. Mike Sandwell

    26th March, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Mr Fabricant is at it again, I can do my banking on my i phone, can he get stamps or post a letter on it as well, what concerns me is where will the post office go to ? I don’t want to to see everyone walking down to chase town ,swan island or having to travel to Cannock or Lichfield

  2. Mary Jarvis

    27th March, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I totally agree, I do Internet banking but very concerned for those who don’t. Not everyone can access the P.O. at Chasetown or Burntwood. With such a huge amount of new dwellings in the area it just doesn’t make sense. But of no one wants to buy the premises as a going concerne it’s not the fault of the seller. Don’t think Mr Fabricant ever visits the area to make comments about it.