PLANS to convert redundant farm buildings into a new family home have been submitted.

Mr and Mrs Hillary have applied for permission to convert barns at Merryshields Farm in Stocksfield into a home.

The proposed works include the retention of the original stone barns which would be renovated and converted.

According to the plans submitted to Northumberland County Council, the single-storey building would have three en-suite bedrooms and "expansive living space". The master suite would also include a dressing/living area.

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There would be an open plan kitchen, dining and living area and a home office/gym, and the house would be arranged around a courtyard garden.

An original farm workers cottage on the site would also be rebuilt to provide additional annexe accommodation which would have one or two bedrooms.

A design and access statement submitted alongside the application by 33 Architecture said the barn has become available as a site "as the elderly tenant farmer no longer has a use for it and the barn is falling into disrepair".

The farm and Merryshields Quarry are both accessed from a track from the main road. According to the statement, the quarry works are drawing to a close and the site will be closed.

For more details, visit the county council's planning portal and search reference number 22/01313/FUL