PLANS to restore a listed farmhouse to enable the creation of a family home have been drawn up.

Listed building consent is sought from council planners for works to Old Manor House, on Garswood Road, Garswood.

A Heritage and Planning Statement, drawn up by agents RJG Architecture, on behalf of the applicant states: “Manor House is a two-storey Grade II listed farmhouse dating from between the 16th and 17th century which was remodelled in the 18th century.

“The building is situated on Garswood Road, which is a predominantly residential road comprising of varying styles of residential properties in the centre of Garswood.”

It adds the building was first listed on December 7, 1966 and says the house “is currently in a state of disrepair with overgrown landscaping”.

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The statement adds: “The proposed design scheme is for the internal remodelling of the building to remove some internal walls to create a modern living space. Our clients are keen to restore the farmhouse to create a family home, whilst also respecting the historic and listed nature of the building”.

Works will include the ground floor being “remodelled to create a family living space”, with the first floor comprising of a master bedroom and study, along with four additional bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Plans say there will also be a garage which will be to the left of the main building, which will house three vehicles and a number of belongings as storage.

The plans have been sent to council plannersThe plans have been sent to council planners (Image: St Helens Star)

The statement adds that any harm to the heritage asset “should be weighed against the public benefits of the proposal, including where appropriate, securing its optimal viable use.

“By restoring the building, removing the current render to expose the original brickwork, retaining the original fenestration design, the public benefit is that a dilapidated heritage asset is restored, and the street scene is much improved on how it is currently.”

The application is on standard consultation until Wednesday, June 26, with a decision deadline set for July 26.