A medieval Grade II listed building in the historic commercial centre of Kendal is the subject of revised plans for refurbishment.

50 Branthwaite Brow, previously known as Branthwaite Wools, was the subject of an approved listed building alteration application in 2019 by Oliver Hodges to turn the unit into a small shop and separate residential dwelling.

However, due to difficulties encountered when work began, alterations were made.

SLDC was not informed of the plans when work began in November 2019 but Mr Hodges has now applied for retrospective consent, stating that the revised works are more sympathetic to the historic character of the building.

The main change is that the proposed upstairs bathroom will now be on the ground floor, making the shop unit slightly smaller but alleviating the need for visual external pipework.

Mr Hodges said in the Design and Access Statement: "We have always kept the character of the building at the forefront of any work carried out here.

"During investigation of the walls, we found three beautiful fireplaces, covered over with a mess of block and render.

"These were subsequently uncovered and cleaned up, features we believe have had a greatly positive impact on the character of the building."