Pre-application advice is being sought for the proposed conversion of the former Penponds Methodist Church, near Camborne, into a home. 

A planning statement says that unauthorised works were undertaken by the previous owners of the derelict chapel which resulted in the loss of most of the remaining historic features, as well as much of the rear wall, which is now a large hole. 

The new owners are keen to bring the chapel into use as a home. 

They wish to regularise works undertaken by the previous owners and, given the sensitivities of the building and its current condition, want to consult with the local authority as to the best route forward for addressing the unauthorised work as well as new proposals. 

There is a sense of urgency as there is concern about the structure of the building given the loss of the back wall and internal bracing, as well as a damaged roof.