Plans have been submitted to convert a Grade II listed building from existing commercial premises to residential, providing three houses close to the town centre.

Planning was submitted to Ipswich Borough Council to convert Elm House, on Elm Street, into houses.

Elm House was built in the 19th century and is situated close to Ipswich town centre, near the Willis Building.

The plans for the development say each of the three houses would be equipped with a spacious kitchen, living and dining area, with the houses being varied in size.

One of the units will be a five-bed property, suitable for six people, another two-bed, suitable for four people and a four-bed, able to house eight people.

Each unit will be provided with a communal refuse and recycling store, a communal courtyard and two cycle storage spaces within a secure building.

The application would result in work only being undertaken inside the building, with no work planning needed to accommodate road access, and no car parking is proposed with the application.

Elm House and Elm Court were previously on the market for just under £1.4m by Fenn Wright.