A TRIMPLEY church wants to build a new compost toilet for parishioners.

Holy Trinity Church on Hale Lane wants to construct a timber outbuilding housing a compost toilet for its congregation and ministers.

The church has applied to Wyre Forest District Council for planning permission and listed building consent.

Notes to planners state: "In order to keep this church as a central community facility, a toilet is required for use by both the congregation and ministers to keep it in regular use.

"There is no access to any such facilities within the local area and the site is in a remote location."

They go on to say it is a "vibrant community church within a small hamlet."

The new WC will be located in a grass verge to the side of the nave, if the proposal gets the go-ahead.

The solid waste vaults under the toilet structure are sealed and can be emptied via a floor hatch when full.

Waste material is fully composted so can be used on surrounding ground to fertilise the soil.