A REDUNDANT church at Sutton Poyntz may be converted into a four-bed home.

Dorset Council is to decide a planning application to convert the Sutton Road Evangelical Church.

The application has been submitted by Weymouth resident Matthew Williams who wants to convert the redundant chapel and create a new garage on the 376 square metre site.

The application says the chapel ceased to be used in December 2009 and is first show on maps dating from 1937. It is believed that the Fellowship originally met in the 1930s in a house in Seven Acres Road, known as the Gospel Room, and then moved to Preston Gospel Hall in Sutton Road, which was then re-named. The building was originally a timber structure but was later faced in stone.

Plans for the building include moving the entrance to the side, adding a pitched roof stone garage on the side of the building and converting the interior to create four bedrooms.

Comments on the application will be open until December 10th with a decision expected to be made by a planning officer.