PLANS to convert part of a former pub into a house have been approved.

The old Castle Inn in Brynteg, Wrexham, is currently home to a kebab house with a three-bedroom living space on the first floor.

It will now be split in two between the takeaway and a separate house after proposals to build a lounge, bathroom and kitchen on the ground floor were accepted.

The development has been given the green light by Wrexham Council's planning committee, despite some neigbours raising concerns over parking and road safety issues.

In a report, the authority's Head of Environment and Planning Lawrence Isted said: "The property is currently used as a take away on the ground floor with residential accommodation on the first floor.

"This application is made in order to subdivide the property to create a separate dwelling.

"Minimal external alteration is required and the change of use will not have an adverse impact upon the character of the building or wider street scene.

"Concerns submitted in relation to the existing use of the property as a take away and the potential impact this has upon highway safety cannot be addressed through this application."

The plans were unanimously approved on Monday afternoon with no objections raised by councillors.