A historic building near Bristol featured in BBC Two's Restoration series three years ago could be turned into a restaurant.
Apartments are to be built near-by
The grade I-listed Whitfield Tabernacle, in Kingswood, was one of the birthplaces of the Methodist movement in the 18th Century.
It was built as a base for the preacher George Whitfield in 1741.
Developers have now unveiled plans to turn the tabernacle into a restaurant and build apartments nearby.
A separate grade II-listed church and chapel house on the site would be converted into flats to pay for the development.
Ian Walker, managing director of developers The PG Group, said: "We have spent £250,000 so far and gone through three years of consultation.
"There is a fine balance between restoration and commercial development. This gives the buildings a sustainable future."
In 2003, South Gloucestershire Council voted to back the restoration of the tabernacle.
It is now on English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register.
Councillor Heather Goddard, chair of the Whitfield building preservation trust, said: "Anything that restores it to being useable for the community has to be welcomed.
"We're very pleased. It's an eyesore at the moment."