ALTERATIONS could be made to a listed building in Carlisle city centre if Cumberland Council gives planning consent.

The application relates to a residential property in Abbey Street. It is proposed that low level walls of a rear annexe building be reinstated and extract ventilation be inserted. In addition, two rear windows and one Velux window would be replaced.

It is also proposed that single glazed timber windows be installed and the walls be clay bricks to match the existing walls.

According to a planning report the property is an 18th-century Grade II listed dwelling house which was listed by Historic England in 1949.

The report states: "The front grand house is of classic Georgian styling whilst the rear annex buildings retain simple utilitarian form with external elevations of clay brickwork with 20th century alterations.

"The rear building also includes alterations to meet city demands of off-road parking with the introduction of a reinforced concrete beam arrangement to support upper masonry walls."

The report states that the property is within the original lines of the 'Carlisle Castle enclosure' and there has been development on the site from medieval times to the current day.

News and Star: A map of the site.A map of the site. (Image: Cumberland Council planning portal)

It adds: "The current form of Georgian terrace was during mass redevelopment of the area in the late 1700 to early 1800s.

"Originally the terrace comprised the front buildings only with small rear outshuts and gardens however towards the later 1800s the rear projections were constructed and filled the area which once was gardens for the properties."

According to the report the terrace forms a direct route between the cathedral and the castle. It states: "Due to its location and significant past we conclude this property has a high historical value."

It states that footfall past would be large because it is located near to the two major landmarks and it adds: "Given the building on its own provides a beautiful example of Georgian architecture, whether it is solely appreciated or appreciated as part of a group setting, we believe the building to have a medium communal value."

The application is currently being considered by planning officers at the council.