PLANS have been submitted to Somerset Council with the hope of demolishing 'three dwellings' to make way for a larger house.

Mr B Turley has applied to demolish an existing home along with 'ancillary buildings' at Ashwood Farm, found on Shipham Road in Cheddar.

It is planned that a four-bedroom house, complete with a double garage, four parking spaces, and a turning area, would be built on the current site.

The proposed site sits within the Mendip Hills Area of Natural Beauty (AONB).

Plans detail the vision for the new home, with an internal footprint of 205 square metres over a T-shape, with a lounge-diner, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a utility room, and two further toilets.

Regarding the design of the proposed dwelling, in the design and access statement, the applicant stated it would be constructed with traditional materials.

"The dwelling is to be constructed using a traditional palette of materials," the applicant wrote.

"To the Eastern section of the property, the walling is to be dark-stained vertical timber cladding, with a small amount of horizontal cladding to the recess to the west elevation.

"A steel standing seam roof is to be used, with a chimney stack of rubble stonework with a dark steel cap.

"To the western wing of the dwelling, random rubble stonework is to be used, with clay pan tiles for the roof finish.

"The double garage is to be finished using timber weatherboard and clay pan tiles to the roof, utilising a mixture of the materials proposed upon the dwelling."

For more information on the application, search the reference number 17/23/00093 on Somerset Council's online planning portal.

Public consultation on the application is open, and comments are welcome until Friday, March 8 - a decision could be made from the following day.