PLANS to change a former butcher's shop in Ellesmere into two self-contained bedsits have been put into Shropshire Council.

The shop, in Scotland Street, was previously converted during the late 1980s by the former owner to establish a Butchers Shop and retaining the existing flat at the first and second floor level, according to a design and access statement.

Since the business owner retired, it was used as a delicatessen and off-licence but closed around 2018 and now owners are looking to change its use.


The statement added: "This application seeks to utilise the ground floor section and provide the opportunity for affordable rented accommodation to be made available and meet local demand."

It added: "The existing shop front entrance into Unit One will essentially be used as a means of escape. A new entrance is being formed at the side (while) the new access into Unit Two is via the communal tarmac passageway."

Anyone wishing to comment on the application can do so at and search 22/01224/FUL.