Plans to knock down a house and build a new one on the same plot are set to be approved.

Applicant Mr Gordon wants to knock down The Lodge, just east of Llanymynech, near Oswestry and build a new house on the site.

Shropshire Council planning officers have recommended its North Planning Committee approve the plans.

The scheme has been objected to by Pant and Llanymynech Parish Council, although a statement has not been provided as to why.

Ollie Thomas, planning case officer, said, in his report to the committee: “This application is seeking full planning permission for the erection of a replacement dwelling, following demolition of an existing building, known as The Lodge, to the east of Llanymynech.

“The application site concerns an existing residential dwelling and its curtilage, located roughly 1.5Km east of Llanymynech along the B4398, leading to Knockin.

“The existing single storey dwelling sits forward in a modest plot, with its access off the highway to the east of the plot, which serves both the dwelling and a number of agricultural buildings further beyond, to the south.

“The dwelling has a prominent position along the highway when travelling westwards, due to the lack of any substantial boundary treatments.

“The parish council have objected to the scheme, contrary to the officers’ recommendation.

“Despite their comments raising no material considerations, in consultation with the chair and vice chair of the planning committee, it was decided that the application be decided at committee, owing to officer recommendation and consultee responses which on this occasion are considered significant material considerations.”

Shropshire Council’s conservation team also objected, saying: “The current building is still of some minor historic merit as outlined in the report and this requires consideration in the planning process.

“It is noted that no justification for the demolition of the building has been provided in the form of structural surveys.”

The plan will be determined by the committee on April 30 at Shirehall, Shrewsbury.