A PLANNING application has been submitted to convert a redundant farm building into a family home.

Applicant Kevin Macdonald wants to convert a barn at Low Hall Farmhouse in Haydon Bridge into a two-storey house.

A single-storey extension to the south is also planned.

A design, access and heritage statement submitted alongside the application to Northumberland County Council said: "The ‘Long Byre’ presently stands redundant due to the buildings current state of disrepair and it is now no longer fit to serve any purpose to their family business P & P Macdonald & Sons which is run from the Low Hall Steading."

According to plans submitted, the house will have an open plan kitchen/dining area, a living room, and a utility/WC area.

There will be four bedrooms (including one with a dressing room), and a family bathroom.

A structural inspection report written by AL Daines & Partners said they estimate that "more than 60 per cent of the original stonework walls should be able to be retained in the proposed conversion work".

Low Hall Farmhouse is the last property on what was the old A69 before the bypass was completed in 2009.

For more information, the application's reference number is 21/02129/FUL