Details in the planning committee’s report said: “Residents support the restoration of what is seen to be one of Nottingham’s most beautiful buildings and an important part of the City’s heritage.

“They consider that its restoration should be sympathetic and fully in line with the requirements of Historic England and Nottingham Civic Society.”

Nottingham City Council’s planning committee will meet on October 17 to discuss the plans and will have the final decision on whether the development gets the green light.