A BUSINESS in The Street at Charmouth could be converted back to residential use if Dorset planners agree.

An application has been lodged this week for a change of use to Langley House, until recently used as a gift shop and coffee bar.

Applicant Magda Perrett says in the application she would like to change the use of our shop back to residential to integrate it with living accommodation upstairs: “The shop still has an internal doorway into our entrance hallway on the ground floor. The change would enable us to have ground floor living space with easier access to our rear garden.”

The changes include removing the shop window and replacing it with a bay window to match the one on the other side of the door – which a planning agent says will better ‘balance’ the building delivering a positive outcome to the look of the building.

Public comments on the application remain open until October 11.