PLANS have been submitted to create a bed and breakfast business in a Teesdale village.

Graham Turner has applied to Durham County Council for the change of use on the site of the historical Grove House, in Redford, Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland.

If the plans are given permission, an outbuilding and dovecote will be converted into the accommodation which will be connected to the main house where permission is also being sought to allow four rooms to be used for the business.

Additional car parking spaces would also be created, taking it up to a total of 12 spaces.

Grove House was built around 1830 by the Surtees family, who also built Redworth Hall, near Newton Aycliffe.

It has since been divided into three separate properties.

In a heritage statement, Mr Turner said he intends to keep the character of the existing Georgian building and any new materials will match it.

To view the plans visit and search for planning application reference number DM/18/00890/FPA