A man has applied to the council to partially demolish an East Lancashire house and add extensions to create a two-storey home with an annexe.

Buckley Dene in Preston Road, Ribchester could undergo internal and external remodelling if plans are approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Plans include connecting the bedrooms together to better support family living; providing a generous family room with a connection to the garden; improving the connection to the garden and wider views of the countryside; and addressing issues with the current first-floor accommodation.

How the house could lookHow the house could look (Image: Stanton Andrews Architects)

A design and access statement said: “Buckley Dene is a detached bungalow with a limited first-floor area.

“The existing property has a dark character with a lack of connection to the garden and wider views of the countryside beyond.

“Circulation in the property is poor, with several rooms serving as thoroughfares to other rooms. The master bedroom is located beside the main entrance, with access under the staircase.

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“A previous extension provides a further bedroom, a utility room, and a WC which is accessed via the kitchen.”

The statement says the previous extension to the east is to be removed and rebuilt to create an “open and inviting” family room, with a master suite above, that connects the house to the garden.

The proposed annexeThe proposed annexe (Image: Stanton Andrews Architects)

The existing hip roof is to be replaced with a traditional gabled roof more in-keeping with the surrounding area, while a new porch will create a well-defined covered entrance to the house.

The report continued by saying the design is “respectful” to its surroundings in a Ribble Valley village.

To read the plans in full, visit the council’s planning website.