A PLANNING application to convert a barn at a stables in Bondleigh into a house has been submitted to West Devon Borough Council.

Comments are invited on the application at Cholhouse near Bondleigh, 0279/22/FUL, by March 2.

The proposal involves a former milking parlour and stables, unlisted themselves although next door to a Grade II-listed farmhouse.

The proposal is to link the stable and milking parlour together to create a modern house ‘with the express aim of conserving the traditional appearance and characteristics of the stable whilst offering comfortable and modern living accommodation therein’.

The proposal would leave the ‘external appearance of both the stables and the milking parlour largely unchanged’, the report added, ‘other than the addition of a small number of windows and the replacment of the corrugated iron roof with natural slate’.

Also recently, WDBC has granted conditional Listed Building Consent for the renovation of a historic former estate worker’s cottage in Bridestowe which has fallen into disrepair.

The application 4677/21/LBC for 1 Bridhayes Cottage in Station Road.

Applicant George Greaves had applied to renovate the cottage, which was long-used to house workers on the Leawood Estate.

Its interior has been untouched for more than 50 years apart from essential safety works to the electrics and basic heating.

Other applications submitted to West Devon Borough Council include:

Householder application for a detached garage, Higher Birch Farm, Weir Quay, Bere Alston — http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/220312

Conservation Area application to reduce height of diseased ash tree, Town Living Farm, Exbourne ­— http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/220371

Restrospective change of use from paddock to dog walking field, Drake Field, Kilworthy Rise, Kilworthy Road, Tavistock — http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/214286