PLANS to convert offices in Bradford on Avon into a house have been given the green light.

Moulton of Kingston Farm, Holt Road have won planning permission to transform the single-storey Anthony Best Dynamics Limited office building into a home.

However, the town council argued that the plans should be rejected. It said: “The structure, although rebuilt, has historically been associated with the 1962 former Alex Moulton bicycle factory.

“Change of use to residential is inappropriate and would have an adverse effect on the setting of the garden and integrity of the complex.

“The planning strategy for Bradford on Avon is to retain essential employment uses to aid long-term sustainability and reduce outward commuting.”