Weddings could soon be held at a Prestwood farm in plans to convert a historic barn are given the green light.

The owners of Collings Hanger Farm in Wycombe Road have unveiled proposals to refurbish a number of “deteriorating” Grade II listed barns on their land.

The farm is home to 100-year-old milk delivery business Wren Davis and educational sessions on the production of local food have been held for schools on site over the past 20 years.

The refurbishment would see the main barn opened up to the public for weddings, and would also allow the educational programme to expand.

Additional plans would see the surrounding farm buildings developed into commercial function rooms which would be let to Bucks-based businesses.

In a letter to Chiltern District Council (CDC), Alan Rolfe, from architects AJR Design, said: “[The owners] are at the heart of the community of Prestwood, hosting many annual local events, including the renowned steam rally and village bonfire party.

“The object of this application is to find a sustainable use for these buildings, which are at the heart of the farmyard, which will secure their future and at the same time provide a service to the community under these proposals.

“Injecting new life to this redundant building would show the totality of the ethos of the family business.”

The online application displayed on CDC’s website has one letter of objection raising concerns over potential noise that could be caused by regular weddings and parties at the farm.

The letter said: “Due to previous experience of an event with music where we could still hear the music inside our house we object to permission being granted for weddings/parties etc.

“Should permission be granted we hope that noise inhibitors, strict finishing times and a limit put on the number of events allowed per year.”

However another Prestwood resident supported the development, stating the scheme will help “revitalise the village, provide more jobs for local people and encourage a thriving economy”.

She said: “Having farmed and been a trusty guardian of the Prestwood countryside and a local employer for over ninety years, Wren Davis, as one of Prestwood’s oldest families, should be encouraged to diversify to ensure its successful survival in the 21st century.”