A former post office and village shop could become a residential property under new plans.

The shop in The Square, Waddington, closed in February and the applicant, Adele Cottam, wants to change the use of the building.

The second and third floors of the three-storey building, as well as the back half of the ground floor were already in residential use.

The application seeks to turn the front half of the ground floor, which was used as the shop, into residential use as well.

A summary of the proposed works provided in the heritage statement are the:

  • Change of use of shop/post office from commercial to residential, to make the whole of the property residential
  • Tarmac path overlay to be removed and existing river cobbles to be re-laid and re-pointed in preservation of the historical surface status
  • Shop front to be repaired and re-painted

The change of use would result in all three floors being ready for residential use.

The statement said all work will be done “sympathetically”, in keeping with the listed status of the building.

It added: “The proposals will see the former shop/post office area be absorbed into the remainder of the building.

"The proposals are in keeping with the neighbouring properties and will regenerate the existing shop front, having no effect on the Waddington Conservation Area.”

To read the plans in full, visit the Ribble Valley Borough Council planning website.