Posted: Sat 16th Sep 2023

Accomodation plans for former village Post Office for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Sep 16th, 2023

A former village Post Office could be converted into two residential flats.

An application has been submitted to Wrexham Council proposing a change of use for the former McColls convenience store and Post Office on New High Street, Ruabon.

The building has sat empty since the start of the year following a takeover from retail giant Morrisons, which identified it as one of 132 loss-making stores ‘where there is no realistic prospect of achieving a breakeven position’.

Post Office services have since been restored in the village after a counter opened at R‌uabon Discount Stores, on New High Street.

Now plans submitted to the local authority aim to convert the first and second floor, which were previously used as office and storage space for the convenience store, into residential flats.

Proposals for building include a two bedroom flat on the first floor, along with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area.

A similar layout will be replicated on the second floor.

In terms of parking and bin storage the proposals state that the yard at the rear of the building is owned by the applicant and will be used as parking provision.

The application will be considered for approval by Wrexham Council at a later date.

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