TEN post offices in the Huddersfield area are to be axed.
Both post offices in Golcar - at Leymoor Road and James Street - will be closed as part of the shock plan.
The others earmarked for closure are at Bradley Mills Road, Rawthorpe; Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill; Bradford Road, Hillhouse; Leeds Road, opposite the McAlpine Stadium; Wakefield Road, Greenside; Waingate, Berry Brow; Elland Lane, Elland; and Church Street Rastrick.
The Post Office said the closures were vital to help cut the company's massive losses and safeguard the future of nearby branches.
Post Office bosses have launched a six-week consultation period for comments on the plans.
The proposals are set to spark an angry response from customers following the loss of a string of post offices, including ones at Cowlersley, Taylor Hill, Longwood, Crosland Moor, Lowerhouses and Netheroyd Hill.
But Post Office spokesman David Mellows-Facer said the Huddersfield area had "too many branches chasing too few customers and doing insufficient business for all the branches to survive".
He said: "No change is not an option for the Post Office, which is losing increasing amounts of money - £194m last year alone.
"Nor is it an option for sub postmasters whose branches are simply taking too little to pay their way."
Mr Mellows-Facer said 95% of people in towns and cities lived within a mile of their nearest branch - with the majority within a mile of two or more branches.
Even after the closures, that level of access would continue, he said.
"We realise that losing the neighbourhood office on the doorstep will be an inconvenience for customers whose branches close," he said.
"But this is not an issue on which the Post Office can stand still. This is about creating a viable network in urban areas."
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