Satish Karia told he needs retrospective planning permission for new shop front he put in following Chatteris Post Office ram raid
PUBLISHED: 13:12 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:12 11 September 2017
Shopkeeper Satish Karia is hoping Fenland planners agree to the new shop front he's installed after ram raiders wrecked his Chatteris post office.
Mr Karia installed a new shop front following the raid in April but is now seeking retrospective planning consent from Fenland District Council.
He told planners: “Due to a ram raid the shop front has been replaced as an urgent requirement to secure the property and retail stock.
“Whilst replacing the shop front, the opportunity was taken to relocate the access door and widen it to allow disabled access and make the door automatic”.
He’s accompanied his application with photos of what the post office looked before the raid, photos of the raid itself, and what it looks like today.
Following the raid townsfolk set up a GoFundMe page to help Mr Satish and his family recover from the extensive damage caused to his premises.
Police were called at around 4.10am on April 26 to the post office to find offenders had attempted to remove an ATM machine from the front of the building but were unsuccessful and fled the scene
Fortunately they left empty handed, however caused substantial damage to the front of the building.