Plans have been put forward to Shropshire Council to build a one-bedroom self-contained annexe providing a habitable space to be used by an elderly relative in Lower Frankton.

The plans are for the building to be placed over an existing cowshed at Oak House, in Lower Frankton, and it is one of four outbuildings at Oak House; The Piggery, a Dutch barn with lean to and a large shed.

The cowshed has been used as a store room for many decades, it has few openings which limit the use – leading to an application for a change to its current use.

The application states: "The roof line will be maintained to that of the adjacent Piggery building and therefore will not change the impact the current structure has on the heritage asset.

"The existing roof contains one roof light, the proposal has one additional roof light to allow natural daylight in both the bathroom and utility room.

"These will be located on the roof facing the Piggery.

"The design of the external appearance has been thoroughly considered in relation to the existing buildings around, the local context and rural landscape to future proof a building in this location.

"Materials used will match the existing building and harmonise with the other structures providing a concise appearance."

Comments on Shropshire Council's planning portal will close on Friday.