A DETACHED house could be built as part of the beer garden and car park of a Lyonshall pub.

Punch Partnerships Ltd has submitted the proposal for the Royal George Inn to Herefordshire Council.

The design and access statement states that the development will result in "a high quality dwelling and preserve the setting of the Grade II listed public house."

It adds that the overall appearance of the site will be maintained and that it would not harm or damage the setting of the building.

But, two residents have made written representations to the council objecting to the plans.

Christopher Stevenson said that the proposed house would take away a large percentage of the car parking and beer garden, which could severely restrict trading levels for the pub.

"Lyonshall has no shop, no school and no post office," said Mr Stevenson.

"Any attempt by Punch Taverns to now remove the pub from village life seems at best totally contrary to government strategy, as well as the wishes of many Lyonshall residents and tax payers."

Meanwhile, plans have been submitted to house four agricultural poultry buildings in the village.

The proposal by Richard Williams is on land south of Penrhos Farm.