NEW plans to renovate one of Maldon’s oldest homes have been revealed after the refusal of a similar bid in August.

An application has been submitted to Maldon District Council for alterations at 4 Silver Street – also known as Josua in Historic England records.

Similar plans were turned down in August by the council’s planning committee, despite officers recommending approval, due to concerns about proposed work to the cellar.

A member of the public also raised concerns at the committee meeting.

He said: “Eighty-five per cent of respondents, including neighbours, have objected to what is proposed. You need to work very hard to build that level of consensus on a topic. Clearly, there is anger and concern.”

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Developer Eleven Cromwell Ltd has resubmitted revised plans which remove the major changes to the cellar and keeps the building’s car port.

The aim of the proposed work is to “improve its appearance” by removing some of the 20th-century additions to the outside of the building and “improve its utility” by reorganising inside spaces.

Work also aims improve the house’s “thermal performance” in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Plans include removing the building’s rear conservatory to be replaced with a glass and aluminium canopy, replacing windows and new limecrete flooring throughout the ground floor.

Rooms on the second floor would be reorganised to add an ensuite, and rooms next to the kitchen would be rearranged to allow for an additional staircase.

The only alterations to the cellar consist of adding two new metal doors at the bottom of the existing staircase which would seal off the cellars.

The street is one of the most historic and best-preserved parts of the Maldon Conservation Area.

Research over the past year has revealed the earliest parts of the house date from the early 15th century.

Planning documents say it is “very likely” the original 15th-century hall contained a shop in its high end wing.

The building has been used as a private residence since the 1960s.

Maldon District Council will rule on the new application.