FORMER pub Hungerford Arms could be transformed into a family home with a “modern” one-storey extension if planning approval is given. 

Plans submitted by Class Architecture include the conversion of the Grade II listed former pub into a single dwelling – located in Farleigh Hungerford, 15 minutes from Frome.

The proposal, which remodels a previously approved application made in November 2020, would remove “20th-century additions” previously made to the pub and construct “new single-storey extensions to the rear and east” with “open plan” spaces perfect for a “family”.

Additionally, the 1970s flat roof would be replaced with a cone-shaped conical roof and a terrace and new garden landscape would be constructed beyond the proposed rear extension.

The application reads: “The design of the proposed development largely follows that of the 2020 application that was previously approved, with stylistic updates introduced to the new building elements.

“Generally, the proposed concept remains to remove harmful 20th century built portions to the rear elevation of the Hungerford Arms, and introduce new extensions in their place that are carefully designed to be befitting of the listed building.

“These new additions have been detailed to preserve the original building whilst introducing open plan living spaces at ground floor level that are ideal for a family home. The materiality of the new elements will match the architectural vernacular of the main building.”

A bat roost would be installed within the main house as part of the plan, to enhance biodiversity.

To view this planning application visit the Public Notice Portal.