A PUB which has only recently been renovated and improved could be converted back into a home, under new plans.

The owner of the Sheaf of Arrows, on the A37 Yeovil Road at Melbury Osmond, is asking for the change of use in an application to Dorset Council.

The pub, previously the Rest and Welcome, is said in planning documents to have struggled financially, even after being improved, with the Covid pandemic finishing it off as a viable business.

The building was originally a house owned by the Melbury Estate, given to a former chauffeur on his retirement.

If the change is approved the exterior appearance of the building will remain largely unaltered.

Other local applications lodged with the council include – Weston Manor Farm, Weston Lane, Corscombe, convert agricultural barn to a cookery school, erection of stables and temporary siting of mobile home;  Hampton Farm business park, Bockhampton Lane, Lower Bockhampton, build commercial unit; Court View, 2 Council Houses, Piddletrenthide, demolish conservatory and replace two storey side elevation; Tithe Barn, Watcombe Farm, Frys Lanes, Godmanstone, conversion of block and flint barn and associated change of use and building for residential use ( three-bed home); 6 Glebeland Close, West Stafford, build ancillary accommodation.