Property developers with a few hundred thousand to spare will be able to convert a borough council office back into a house.

At the moment officers from Euclid Street’s children’s services are using 21 Green Road, known as The Limes, in Stratton St Margaret as an office.

But the council wants to sell the building - particularly so that the original building - a large, Grade II listed home dating back to the 18th century, can be re-converted.

Members of the authority’s planning committee unanimously approved the design guide which will be issued to those developers who might want to buy the house and take on the building.

The main stipulation is that the original building should be used for a house, and the modern extension to the side and rear should be knocked down.

That’s to improve the appearance of not only The Limes but the listed 18th century cottage next door.