PLANS have been approved to turn a building into a three-storey dwelling.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) gave the green light to the proposal that would see number 9, Wildman Street, Kendal, converted into a single dwelling over three floors.

The building is currently made up of a retail unit, workshop and domestic accommodation.

The plan for the “change of use and internal alterations of mixed retail, workshop and domestic accommodation to single dwelling over three floors dwelling” was submitted by Mr Dale Garnett in September last year.

A heritage statement as part of the plans stated: “The site is within a conservation and article four area and within the setting of two heritage assets, adjoining Sleddale Hall and opposite Castle Dairy.

“No frontage of the exterior of the building will be altered and therefore the character of the building will remain the same.

“In conclusion, the change of use of the property internally will have no impact on upon the heritage assets.”

SLDC granted the proposal with six conditions including a scheme to demonstrate that the internal noise level will conform to the ‘indoor ambient noise levels for dwellings’ and no demolition or construction activities are allowed to take place on the site, except between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday; and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The council’s decision notice said: “In particular, no noisy work should be carried out on Sundays or officially recognised public holidays without the prior agreement in writing of the Local Planning Authority.”