Plans to convert an empty residential home into an individual house have been submitted.

The former Low Fauld Residential Care Home, at Langrigg, Wigton, has been vacant since about 2016.

Stated in the application, the building was originally a farmhouse, and was converted into the care home for adults with learning disabilities.

Following its closure four years ago, the building has remained empty – but could now become a family home if the plans are approved.

The developers have stated in the application that the 1,324 sq metre site currently houses approximately six suites, along with six car parking spaces and gardens.

Those behind the plans said the renovations would be in-keeping with the area's appearance, and not affect the listed properties nearby.

"This currently empty property has an air of decay, and in its present condition is detrimental to the setting of the three listed buildings within Langrigg," they wrote.

"Approval of the planning application will secure the future of this former family home within the community, enhancing the local environment for all residents."

For more details, and to comment on the application, visit Allerdale Borough Council's website, and visit the planning page here.