The now-closed community hub Chale Green Store and Post Office could become three houses.
Planning permission has been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council by Vern Tyerman, to alter and convert the shop and cafe, demolishing a part of the building to create two separate dwellings with a third built next to it.
The shop, cafe and post office closed suddenly at the end of October 2019, after a deal fell through between the owner and Chale Parish Council, which was looking to purchase the freehold to become a community asset.
At the time, Chris Smith, who ran the store, said ‘it was a nightmare’ with Mr Tyerman pulling out of the deal and raising the rent, which ultimately led to the shop closing.
Mr Tyerman also said, back in October 2019, he was confident a new operator would be found and the shop still had his commitment.
There is also a two-bedroom, first floor flat included in the property.
The three properties proposed for the site are a two-bed bungalow and a three and four-bed house.
To view the proposals, or comment on the application (20/02248/FUL) until February 5, you can visit the council’s planning portal.