Someone could soon be moving in to a former dairy in Helston if plans are agreed to convert it into a three-bedroom house.

Cornwall Council has received a planning application from the site’s owner, Mr Redgrave from Porthleven, who has applied for a proposed conversion of The Old Dairy in Ratcliffes Lane, off the Penzance road.

The building has also previously been used as stables and for storage purposes, and is described as a redundant rural building.

Plans show the house would be painted render with timber cladding, with the existing corrugated roof changed to natural slate.

It states there is currently parking space for six cars, which would be retained.

A planning statement from Enhance Land & Planning, accompanying the application states: “ The conversion would be contained within the existing footprint of the building, with a slight increase in roof height.

“The proposed conversion would allow the re-use of an existing, redundant building to provide an attractive dwelling which would enhance the immediate setting.

“The conversion has been sensitively designed to utilise the existing footprint, such that the proposal would not result in any additional built form on the site.”