A revamp of Gobowen Railway Station is another step closer after plans were submitted.

The Oswestry Station Building Trust hopes to create shops and financial service offices on the Chester-bound platform.

The Grade II listed building, which dates from 1880, will have internal partitions demolished to alter the room layout.

As well as shops and offices, the toilet and kitchen area will also have a new lease of life. New steel handrails will be fixed outside the entrance to the wall each side of the steps for the safety of users.

Before any work starts the first stage would be to identify the causes of the severe dampness in the building. The next stage is to carry out internal minor alterations to update the vacant building and make it more usable. Any decayed plaster from dampness will be removed and temporary lining of OSB boards will be fitted leaving room for ventilation.

The proposed external works are deemed necessary to tackle the dampness issue.

The design and access statement states original features will not be affected and adds: "These works are fully justified because they will improve the appearance and functionality of the building, while having no adverse effect on the surviving fabric or on its historic and architectural significance."

A decision will be made by Shropshire Council by March 12.