The first floor of a former Swadlincote post office could be given a new lease of life while its ground floor remains empty.
The empty post office building, in Market Street, is next door to the Nisa convenience store which took over the retail part of the post office building at the time it closed a few years ago.
The first floor is also standing empty having previously been used as office space.
Now, an application has been submitted to South Derbyshire District Council’s planning department for permission to turn the first floor into a series of flats.
Applicant K Joshi, of Littleover, has applied for permission for a change of use of the first floor from offices to three single bedroom flats.
Agent Barry Singleton, of Gino Lombardo Associates, said in a report to the council: “The development comprises creating three first-floor single bedroom flats. This site is located within the town centre with good transport links.
“The area immediately below the first floor being developed is currently vacant and has potential for many uses. The area is controlled by the applicant and therefore any potential noise issues will be addressed.”
Swadlincote post office is one of many buildings the firm relinquished control of and many have been turned into homes. A decision is expected to be made by September 1.