A listed building in Bishopbriggs is the subject of a planning application which proposes refurbishment and an extension to create a large family home.

The application, to be decided by East Dunbartonshire Council, concerns Huntershill House, the former home of 18th-century political reformer and martyr Thomas Muir.

The Category B listed building has previously been the subject of planning applications, aimed at establishing a care home at the currently vacant property – these were approved in 2016.

Surveys carried out during this process found that although the exterior of the property was a very good example of a Georgian home, it had been impacted by a now-demolished extension in the 1960s or 1970s and little now remains of the interior.

Also, in the 1960s it was modified to provide sports-changing facilities although these no longer exist.

Documents submitted in support of the latest application stated that the intent is to restore the building for use once again as a family home, a process which will require significant restoration.

Planned features include a games and TV room, swimming pool, gym and garage.

The documents claim that the proposed design will have minimal impact on views of the property, with the extension cut into the landscape to reduce the visual impact of adding a pool.

The documentation submitted as part of this application can be viewed on East Dunbartonshire Council’s website and searching for reference number TP/ED/24/0379 where visitors will also be able to leave comments for consideration.