AN APPLICATION has been submitted to determine if prior approval is needed for the change of use of a commercial property into a dwelling.

Copeland Borough Council has received an application to determine whether prior approval is needed at Lanehead Gardens, Sandwith in Whitehaven.

Plans involve changing the once commercial property into a dwelling house which will involve the replacement of the main roof structure and replacement of the roof on the greenhouse structure.

In their application, the owner said: “The roof of the main structure will need replaced to make the building suitable for habitable accommodation on the brick built section.

“The roof structure of the greenhouse section will need replaced.

“There is an existing water and electricity supply to the site which will be used for the proposed dwelling.

“The existing dwelling also has a septic tank for drainage which will be replaced and upgraded to a treatment plant suitable for two dwellings.”

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