PENRYN Town Council has objected to plans to alter the front of a Listed building from a shop frontage to that of a dwelling.

The proposal for 22 Broad Street, by Welby Tregonning, is to remove and infill the shopfront, but retain the positions of the two existing doorways.

Members of the planning committee agreed that they want to retain the heritage of the town at a meeting on Monday night.

A spokesman said: "As stated in the core historic environment paragraphs contained within chapter 16 of the National Planning Policy Framework, the town council would like to ensure that it's historic buildings are preserved and retained and can be enjoyed for their contribution to the town by current and future generations and visitors alike.

"Also, the town council wishes to adhere to the guidance of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (sections 16 and 66).

The deadline for consideration from Cornwall Council is Monday, March 30.