Lanchester DH7 OLA - 182313

Closed 13 Sep 2018

Opened 26 Jul 2018

Results Updated 26 Mar 2019

Following the local public consultation, the letter below confirms our final plans for the branch.



We are proposing, with the postmaster’s agreement, to move the above Post Office branch to a new location - Spar Store, 4 Front Street, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0ER. If the move goes ahead, subject to consultation, it will change to one of our new local style branches.

 As you may be aware a previous consultation was carried out on this branch relocation in 2016 to the same premises. Since then, as a result of customer feedback, we have been working with the proposed new operator on the possibility of improving access.  The proposed new operator has undertaken extensive engagement with the local authority to raise the pavement at the entrance to the Spar store, unfortunately this has not been possible due to the potential utility mains pipe running underneath pavement which would need to be relocated. However we are pleased to advise a portable ramp will now be made available together with a bell and signage at the entrance to assist less abled customers to summon assistance if required. As this is a change to our previous proposal we will now be undertaking a further period of consultation.



Why We Are Consulting

We’re carrying out a local public consultation and we’d welcome your views on the proposal. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.