Hopmes conversion plan for ex-church

Villagers in a small Richmondshire community are being urged to have their say on a proposal to bring new life to a former church.

The scheme will see the Good Shepherd Church in Carlton in Coverdale converted into four new affordable homes.

Richmondshire District Council housing officers are asking local people to tell them what they think of the plans – including use of the church, the design and type of housing proposed.

A consultation evening was held at The Foresters Arms in the village yesterday, Tuesday, January 24.

The proposed scheme is part of the District Council’s commitment to provide local homes for local people to allow them to remain living and working in the area they were raised.

For more information on the scheme contact Rural Housing Enabler, Amanda Madden, on 01748 828755; 01609 767048; or Amanda.madden@hambleton.gov.uk