PLANS to convert an old funeral to a six-bedroom house have been submitted.

Worthington's Funeral Services in Derby Street, which has been closed for some time, could become a residential house if the application is approved.

It proposes demolishing much of the existing detached property which has three-storeys and a basement.

The new detached house located on the corner of View Street would have four bedrooms on the first floor, one bedroom on the ground floor and one bedroom in the loft space.

The basement would be used as a store room.

The property already contains several bedrooms but the plan is a redesign involving structural changes.

The proposal involves removing existing walls, roof and windows.

The same materials will be used to build the new house, according to the application.

It adds: "Client is also looking to integrate sustainable options into the design including grey water rainwater harvesting, solar thermal or PV panels and ground source heat pumps."

The application in Rumworth ward was submitted by Westhoughton-based SHWikinson Architects on behalf of Mohomed Chokski.

The new detached house will have the same footprint of 406 square metres which includes three car parking spaces – one more than the current provision.

A total residential floor space of 150 square metres will be created be gained if the plan is approved.

Planning officers are due to decide the outcome of the application by next month.