Great Shelford Post Office

Post Office Update

Great Shelford Post Office has been sold subject to contract according to the website for estate agents Tucker Gardner.

The Post Office had been on the market for £900,000.

The Tucker Gardner website states: "An extremely rare development opportunity with approved planning permissions, giving the option to maintain the thriving Post Office business or changing the property into full residential use."

There will now be speculation about whether the Post Office will continue in its current location at High Green or move to another location in Great Shelford.

In a statement inside the Post Office (featured left), Postmaster Charles Duthie-Smith says: "We have a long term plan to close but no date has been decided. It's business as usual in the meantime."

He said that speculation about the future of the Post Office had caused footfall to drop and his business income to fall.

Proposals to close the existing Great Shelford Post Office in High Green and convert it into a family home were approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council in July.

The decision to allow the Post Office to be converted into a home was made by South Cambridgeshire's planning committee on July 19.

Great Shelford Parish Council did not oppose the change of use for the Post Office as they said planning permission is not required.

The Parish Council says it is now trying to find an alternative venue for a post office in Great Shelford.

The Parish Council stated that it met the Post Office, Network Services and Transformation Team on 18th July to establish what alternatives and options are under consideration by the Post Office in providing a continuous Post Office service within the village.

Updated on October 16 2016