PLANS have been submitted to turn a Hereford manor house into 14 apartments.

Herefordshire Council put Moor House, off Widemarsh Common, up for sale last September for an asking price of £400,000.

Jim and Jeff Jenner, of Blockworks Group Ltd in Worcester, have applied to convert and extend the building into 11 one-bedroom apartments and three studio apartments.

They have also applied for listed building consent as Moor House, which was formerly council offices, is a grade II listed building.

The application claims that the building needs upgrading.

A statement supporting the pitch reads: “The general condition of all parts of the building although at first sight appeared to be reasonably maintained, on closer inspection many of the elements of both the internal fabric and the external wall fabric were in need of much more serious maintenance and replacement.”

The application said parking for 11 cars can be accommodated within the existing space while this could be extended to allow four more cars to be parked.

Florence Chave sold the house to the council in 1972 for £10,000.

The conveyance deed said the council and its successors in title must preserve to the best of their ability, the structure and external appearance and character of the house, and also the old and internal parts and the staircase.

The deed goes on to say that the owners should not permit any part of the land for any purpose which would detract from the amenities of Moor House.