PEOPLE in Wareham could soon be able to collect their prescriptions out of hours – at a special vending machine.
A planning application has been submitted to Dorset Council for the installation of a machine at the Day Lewis Pharmacy, in South Street.
The plan describes the machine as a ‘servi-locker prescription collection machine’.
“The machine has a similar footprint and concept to that of an ATM machine,” it said.
“With already ample parking facilities, installing the machine should ease the flow of vehicles during business hours with this out-of-hours collection service being installed.
“It will have a vinyl wrap to the machine with operating instructions and
company logo. This signage detail will be in-keeping with the current look of the pharmacy and the existing signage.”
The pharmacy building was constructed in the mid-18th Century, with the application saying the design is in-keeping with the current shopfront.
“The proposal, by its use of traditional materials and design is considered to be a positive enhancement both of the building and the conservation area,” the application added.
“This is emphasised by the restoration to the right side of the shopfront. The impact on the heritage asset is therefore wholly positive.”
The plan is now being considered by council planners.
For more details, and to comment on the scheme, log on to www.dorset.gov.uk and search for application reference P/FUL/2023/00295.