A plan for a shop and guest rooms at a set of buildings in Carlisle's Botchergate has been revealed to the council.

In an application that has been received by Carlisle City Council, the applicant outlined a vision to change the use of 110 Botchergate to a shop; and secondly to turn 110a & 112a Botchergate into a guest rooms complex consisting of six rooms.

This vision will be achieved by the building of a three storey rear extension, plans state.

The proposed use of the building is as a shop and guest rooms, which documents state, the applicant believes will be able to attract tourists.

The building is currently vacant but previous use was as bedsits on the first floor, with a vacant shop on the ground floor. The applicant believes that he current circumstance, therefore, lends itself to simple conversion to the proposed use without any structural alterations, other than the proposed rear extension.

There will be six guest rooms on the upper floors of the building, with the shop located on the ground floor.

Situated in the Botchergate Conservation Area, the application will need to be determined to be in keeping with Carlisle City Council's heritage strategy.

The applicant does state that the utmost will be done to ensure that plans are sympathetic to the historic nature of the surroundings in Carlisle city centre.

They state: The proposal will have no adverse impact on the Conservation Area.

"In fact, the repairs to the facade of the building, in restoring the original fabric and the new and replacement windows all being of the same traditional style will standardise the fenestration of the building, all having a positive impact on the Conservation Area.

In planning documents, the applicant states that initial pre-application conversations between the application agent and the Planning section of the Local Authority have indicated that the proposed use of the building will be deemed "acceptable in principle".

You can view the application at carlisle.gov.uk.

When prompted, use the reference: 21/0332