Powys firm Potters has withdrawn an application to convert a listed building in Welshpool into flats.

The well-known waste management firm made an application to convert a grade II building in Church Street in Welshpool town centre into six separate flats.

The proposal would see the upper two floors of the old JM Morris Foundry above Frank Lloyd and Get Connected being converted into six separate flats.

In plans submitted by Roger Parry and Partners on behalf of the firm they said: “The first and second floor has been vacant for a number of years.

"The proposal is to refurbish the first and second floor and bring life to the building again, by giving it an alternative use which will benefit the town generally in terms of bringing residents into the town."

It is not known whether the plans will be resubmitted.


In the application Potters said it was aiming for a “conservation-led approach to the listed building” and that the “external fabric of the listed building would be preserved and enhanced through repairs and light touch interventions to secure its long-term future”.

The statement adds: “The external alterations involved in making this conversion to happen are negligible which are located at the rear of the building which include the removal of an existing external staircase which is unsafe, the removal of an existing door to be replaced with a new window and an installation of a new window under the existing lintel which was there originally.

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“The internal alterations will only include installing new partition walling, which will be done in a way they are reversible and not impact the historic fabric.

"The only removal of walling will occur to modern partition walling that has been there for years.”

As the building dates back as far as 1742 it requires listed building consent for any conversion. However, Potters have withdrawn their application for such consent and it is unclear at this time whether there will be a new application submitted.