Listed building consent is being sought to carry out alterations to historic Bridge Cottage in Uckfield making it more accessible for public use.
Plans before Wealden Council look into the history of the Grade II listed building – even revealing that it was built from timbers felled during the spring of 1436.
The scheme submitted by the Uckfield and District Preservation Society involves removing first floor partitions and the second floor to provide a large room with the roof structure exposed above it.
The building would be accessed from the annexe, currently housing a sweet shop, and a room would be built above that to create additional space.
There are also plans to rebuild the main staircase and add an extension at the rear to house a kitchenette and servery to allow light catering for functions.