A HOME near Craven Arms wants to extend. 

A planning application has been submitted to Shropshire Council to change the use of an attached building at Manor Farm, in Edgton, from storage and office use to ancillrary/additional residental accommodation.

It has been used in its current form since April 1992 after it was granted consent to convert the outbuilding.

In its planning, design and access statement, Paul Watson, from Halls Holdings Limited who is acting on behalf of the executors of the estate of Andrew Fontaine, said: "Manor Farm is a Grade II listed building , which it was at the time in 1992, when the first application was under consideration for the conversion of the attached outbuilding as a business annexe.

"The principle of development is considered acceptable given these proposals represent an extension to an existing dwellinghouse allowed for by the Shropshire Local Plan which seeks to ensure any extensions and alterations are sympathetic to the scale, mass, character and appearance of the host/original property and surrounding area.

"The proposals are entirely sympathetic, cadent and consistent with the host dwelling house, namely Manor Farm, ensuring it’s continued conservation in a manner appropriate its to significance, to be enjoyed for its contribution to the quality of life of existing and future generations."

The application has been praised by enhgineering professional services firm, WSP UK Ltd.

"This is a minor development and the site is not located within the SuDS Consultation Area.

"The development is unlikely to significantly increase flood risk."

SC Archaeology, meanwhile, had to comments to make with respect to achaeological matters.