A FORMER GP surgery is to be converted into a 10-bedroom house share if plans are approved.

Proposals have been put forward to turn the former Risedale GP Practice in Barrow's Gloucester into housing.

The surgery is now closed, having moved its services to the Alfred Barrow Health Centre.

Plans put forward say there will new windows and doors installed on the former surgery.

The building was sold at auction earlier.

After going under the hammer online, the building changed hands following a winning bid of £66,000.

An auction listing said: "Uses are wide and varied subject to the necessary consents, using the current footprint or conversion. "May suit the professional sector or the developer to convert to room lets or flats." The plans are currently out for public consultation before they are assessed by council planning officers and eventually decided upon by councillors.

Neighbours on Gloucester Street, Risedale Road and Roose Road have been informed. Another former Barrow medical building was also sold this year, with plans already approved to turn it into housing.

Stafford House in Barrow was on the market for offers in the region of £300,000. Based in Abbey Road, the building was sold by estate agents Corrie and Co. The building's previous owners have already received change of use planning permission to turn into housing from offices.

A listing said: "A rare chance to purchase this former doctors surgery with detailed planning permission to be converted back into two family homes or nine flats.

Hartington Street Medical Practice is also among former doctors surgeries that have been converted.

The practice, which closed in 2016, is now an eight-bedroom house.