A HISTORIC house in Monmouthshire could be transformed into two family homes if plans are approved.

The nine-bedroom Caerwent House, found in the village of the same name, is believed to have been built between the late 16th and early 17 century and later rebuilt in 1800s.

Monmouthshire County Council obtained the listed building, which is flanked by the village’s Roman ruins and post office, earlier this year after it was found in “poor” condition.

Originally the council had been in talks with Vivat Trust, a building preservation group, to turn it into a holiday let but such plans fell through.

The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust, who are behind the new planning application lodged last week, aim to repair and restore the house for use as two semi-detached village houses.

The four-bedroom and five bed-room house would be separating by an existing dividing all and each would have its own garden.

The Trust say the house’s future would be at risk if left as it is due to its size and setting.

To view the application, visit monmouthshire.gov.uk/planning and search for application number DC/2017/01088.