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Appeal: Vacated post office remains a community facility

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An inspector has rejected plans to convert a former post office to residential use after it moved its services into a nearby convenience store, ruling that the unit could still support the community.

LOCATIONDorchesterAUTHORITYDorset CouncilINSPECTORL McKayPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D1265/W/19/3242772The appeal concerned a short terrace of retail units with flats above in Dorchester. The unit at the end of the terrace was formerly a post office branch. In 2017, the post office vacated the premises and moved its services into a convenience store 200 feet away........
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