Former restaurant earmarked for conversion into four-bedroom house

PUBLISHED: 07:55 21 June 2018

Jonny Burnett at the The Post Box Eatery.

Jonny Burnett at the The Post Box Eatery.

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A former restaurant is not set to reopen after plans were revealed showing it could be converted into a home.

Jonny Burnett at the The Post Box Eatery.Jonny Burnett at the The Post Box Eatery.

The Post Box in Claverham shut last year after only a few months in operation, with chef Jonny Burnett moving on to work in Redhill.

The premises, which in years gone by has also been a shop, Post Office and Poppies café, was subsequently put up for sale. The latter business now operates from Claverham Village Hall.

But planning permission is sought from North Somerset Council to turn the old High Street restaurant into a house.

The top floor is already residential, but work would need to be done to the ground floor to make it habitable.

A four-bedroom home is proposed, but planning documents state the outside of the building would not be altered.

A planning statement submitted on applicant Matthew Auty’s behalf said Claverham’s lack of footfall meant sustaining the site for business is not practical.

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