A FARMHOUSE dating back to the 1930s could be redeveloped, despite it being a listed building.

John and Jennifer Davies have applied to Conwy County Council’s planning department, seeking permission to develop Pendared on Dolwen Road, Llysfaen.

The couple hopes to re-configure and extend the grade-two listed farmhouse.

If the plans get the go-ahead, former extensions at the rear and side of the building, dating back to both the 1930s and 1970s, will be demolished.

Two new extensions will then ‘provide accommodation suitable for 21st-century family living’.

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According to the application form, the proposed internal alterations within the listed building will allow more flexible use, including working from home.

Work is yet to start, but the application gives the reason for the proposed change as a transition from farm life to home life.

It reads: “The 1930s ad 1973 structures detract from the building’s character. The interventions will give an opportunity for enhancement. The new structure is to be kept away from the principal elevation of the building and does not impact the primary aspect of the farmstead.

“The preferred proposal provides a utility space that allows a transition from

‘Farm life’ to ‘home life’, permitting both to exist side-by-side and will promote the pragmatic management of the generational shift away from full-time farming.

“It also incorporates wash facilities on the ground floor to support the principle of lifetime homes. The form and scale are sympathetic to the farmhouse and the yard it directly engages with.

“It is unashamedly modern in approach and is legible as a contemporary intervention that contributes to the sustainable future of the listed building. We assess that this exertion does not negatively impact the significance of the farmhouse.”

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According to the application form, the works will include alterations to both the building’s interior and exterior, which will include removing pebbledash render and applying a new lime-wash render to match the main house.

The plans also include a new double-pitched roof.

The planning application will now be considered by Conwy’s planning committee.