A PROPOSAL to redevelop and extend a derelict building on the A68, which has fallen into poor condition, has been submitted to county council planners.

Plans for the Fawdington’s Garage site, at Stagshaw, outline converting the site into four separate units and changing the use of the existing offices to residential use.

A new house is also proposed, which would be created by converting and extending the current building.

The garage was constructed some time in the 20th century, according to the planning report, and the current use of the site is a garage showroom, retail, workshop and office.

However the applicants Judy Tinning and Sue Fleming, both directors at Fawdington’s Garage in Hexham, plan to refurbish the building to improve its external appearance, including adding new windows and doors.

"The proposals improve the appearance of the existing buildings which have become tired in recent years," the planning statement says.

The plans also include demolishing a workshop on the land, due to poor condition, and extending other areas of the building.

The proposal also outlines updated parking provision for the site, which includes 32 parking spaces for the commercial units, including two electric vehicle charging bays.

Three parking spaces are outlined for the house.