PERMISSION is being sought to give a Holywell barn a new lease of life.

A planning application submitted to Flintshire Council proposes to convert a "redundant barn" in Glan-Yr-Afon into holiday let accommodation.

Planning documents submitted with the scheme state: "The barn and outbuildings have reached the end of their working life for use in connection with agriculture.

"The barn is still in good condition and would benefit having a change of use to ensure its future existence.

"The obvious use for the barn is conversion for holiday letting as this would compliment rather than conflict with the existing dwelling on the site.

"Conversion into a holiday let ensures the long term use of the building and

retains the historic and rural character of the site.

"Retaining and refurbishing the existing building minimises the environmental impact and is environmentally sustainable.

"Investment in refurbishment guarantees a new life for the building ensuring a sustainable future."

The plans add that were the scheme approved, it would be a "valuable addition for the local tourist industry."