An application has been submitted to Shropshire Council for the renovation of the ground floor of a Grade II listed shop in Ludlow's Bull Ring.

The planned works would also see the property converted into a residential flat.

The most recent use of the property at 19, Bull Ring was as Swifts Bakery, but the shop has been vacant for more than three years due to lack of demand, the application said.

The first and second floors of the building are currently used as residential flats.

According to planning documents, the applicant is seeking permission to convert the ground floor into 'a dwelling house (flat) for use by a single person or a family'.

A heritage statement submitted in support of the application states that "guidance (from the conservation officer) has previously been provided for the addition of a front porch, noting that the historic fabric of the building 'should not be impacted'.

"There will be minimal impact," the statement continues "from the proposed works to 19 Bull ring, with the only addition, front porch will mimic the style of the existing shop front."

Any comments on the proposed changes to the building should be made at by Thursday, July 11.