MARRIED couples could be set to say ‘I do’ in the same farm buildings cows used to say ‘I moo’ after plans to change it to another wedding room were submitted to Shropshire Council.

The proposed change to the use of farm buildings into a wedding ceremony room are for Bromwich Park, in Maesbury Marsh, just outside Oswestry.

The applicant, Julian Barratt, is hoping to turn the current buildings, which are in open countryside, into a venue to be used for weddings alongside the Park's current venues.

A design and access statement states: “The site is in open countryside situated between Aston and Maesbury Marsh approximately two miles south-east of Oswestry.

“Access is via a private drive off a category C road.

“The area surrounding the site is characterised by agricultural pasture land interspersed with small copses of trees with more dense woodland found in places.”

It adds: “The proposal has been designed to make use of redundant farm building to provide a wedding ceremony room with no major impact on the surrounding area.

The proposals will not be detrimental to the site as the nature, features and appearance of the existing buildings will be maintained and will not have any adverse effect on its surrounding area but will, on the contrary, make a positive contribution and provide a venue in a most attractive setting.

“The buildings are sound and fit for purpose without major re-building work being required.”

It concludes: “A detailed analysis of the character of the area has been undertaken by using the outlined topics specified in the ‘Design and Access’ statement document.

“This analysis shows that the site is more than suitable for the proposed change of use.”

Consultation for the plans closes on Monday, January 10 and anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so by heading to and searching 21/05816/FUL.

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