A PUB on the Shropshire border looks set to be permanently lost as plans to turn it into a house are given the green light.

The Lloyney Inn, just outside Knighton, has been closed since 2016, applicants Thomas and Shirley Weaver told Powys County Council.

The couple have since been given the go-ahead by planners to change the use of the ground floor of the building, in the village of Lloyney on the border of Powys and Shropshire, from a pub to house.

They said the pub had not been trading since December 31, 2016.

That suggested that there was little or no interest in the building remaining as a pub, which was something considered by the council before approving plans.

Mr and Mrs Weaver, of the Lloyney Inn, said the building was currently used as a "closed public house, lived in by the owners".

Now approved, it means the whole building can be a home and not just the first floor.