PLANNING permission has been requested to remove the Post Office signage from the front of the current office on Commercial Street when services move out of the historic building.
Postal services are due to relocate to nearby newsagents Conochies at the end of February in a move which has caused some concern locally.
Post Office Ltd plans to remove the ‘Post Office’ wording above the windows on the front of the B-listed building at 46 Commercial Street as it “de-brands” the property.
“The Post office lettering signage will be removed out of normal working hours by mobile tower scaffold causing the least disturbance to the general public,” a supporting statement to the planning application said.
“The lettering will be removed individually using old fixing method where possible, if not cut off from protruding section without damaging stonework, remove remaining section of fixing carefully, clean out holes and dampen.
“The holes will then be filled with like for like mortar to match stonework colour by stone restoration specialist to match in with existing.”
Post Office Ltd is set to sell or lease the building on Commercial Street after services relocate.
The move has been criticised by some locally over issues like access, but Post Office Ltd point to positives like increased opening hours.
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