Plans have to convert a farmhouse outbuilding into a home in Byley have been approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The planning application was originally for two buildings to be converted but this has been changed as one of the buildings was demolished.

A planning statement said: “In summary and subject to the conditions outlined below, it is considered that the revised proposals would comply with relevant local and national planning policy.

“The revisions proposed would retain the character and appearance of the original building and would enhance the visual amenity of the surrounding area.

“The proposals would not cause significant harm to ecology, highway safety or neighbour amenity and are therefore recommended for approval.

“The converted barn will be self-contained but will maintain a relationship with the adjacent property and sharing the same access. The proposals will ensure that each property has sufficient amenity space and levels of privacy.”

Planning permission was granted on Thursday, April 11.