AN AGRICULTURAL shed previously home to hens could be transformed into a “contemporary family home”.

Plans to breathe new life into the farm building between Garvald and Morham are being considered by East Lothian Council.

The sheds were used as ‘deep-pen’ laying barns, in which the hens were housed on the first floor, with a void at ground level below.

A design statement submitted to the local authority’s planning department outlines the proposals from Richard and Sharon Bolton for Chesters Farm.

It reads: “The sheds are currently in poor condition and no longer compatible with modern farming techniques or reuse as farming buildings.

“The proposal seeks to convert the barn into a contemporary family home.”

Drawings with the application show vehicles could be parked under the property, with four bedrooms on the first floor. Terraces would be formed to the south and east and the lower area retained as storage.