The outbuildings to an historic hall are set to be turned into six "luxurious" and "spacious" homes according to a plan submitted to the council.

The proposal for Grade-II Davenport Green Hall includes the conversion of Cheshire Barn into four houses and Coach House into two apartments.

The historic hall next to Shay Lane, which was built in the 1600s, is set to be unaffected. 

Meanwhile there is an intention is to retain the appearance and character of the Cheshire Barn and the Coach House, which were built in the 1800s.

Messenger Newspapers: Cheshire BarnCheshire Barn (Image: Howard and Seddon)

Both were used as farm buildings until the 20th century, with the hall as the farmhouse.

They are curtilage listed as a result of their closeness to Grade-II Davenport Green Hall.

A plan submitted to the council last month reads: "The proposed development provides six luxurious and spacious homes.

"The Cheshire Barn will be converted into four houses and the Coach House will be converted into two apartments.

"The scheme aims to have a minimum 100 per cent car parking spaces along with private gardens.

"The proposals have considered the site of the outbuildings next to a listed hall, endeavouring to have as minimal impact on it as possible," it adds.

Messenger Newspapers: Coach House

The access to the six homes is a potential point of contention as the plan intends to use private road Brooks Drive rather than public road Shay Lane. 

A resident commented on the proposal to suggest the private road must not be "disturbed".

Additionally the application refers to the history of the area including enforcement action by the council.

It is understood the council took action against an unauthorised marquee at the site in 2012 when it was used as a event venue and against an unauthorised Manchester Airport car park at the site a number of years later.

The deadline for a decision on the six homes is next month although the application could be considered by the planning and development management committee.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.