Former shop in Dorchester to be converted

Former shop in Dorchester to be converted

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:39am 25th September 2019.

A former corner shop in Monmouth Road, Dorchester is to be converted back to a home.

The convenience store closed in December last year after being advertised for sale since 2015:  the price starting at £100,000 and then reduced to £70,000. 

After the business closed the shop was offered at £30,000 with three-months rent free, but still failed to attract a buyer.

Monmouth Road shop notices

Dorset Council planners accept that the shop is no longer viable and say that as it is surrounded by residential properties its conversion to a two-bed home would not look out of place.

There was no objection from any of the formal consultees, including Dorchester Town Council, and no comment on the application by neighbours.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter