A home in a Suffolk village that is in a poor state of repair could be demolished and replaced with three new builds if plans put to a council are given the go-ahead.

Plans for Hillcrest in London Road, Capel St Mary, have been submitted to Babergh District Council that include the demolition of the existing vacant detached home that has large cracks on the external walls and has shown evidence of subsidence. 

In plans submitted last week, three homes, one detached three-bed and two semi-detached three-beds, would be built in its place. 

Each home would have an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge on the ground floor, as well as three bedrooms, an en-suite, and a bathroom upstairs.

A statement to the council on behalf of the applicant said: "Each unit of accommodation will benefit from good sizes rooms that meet and exceed nationally prescribed space standards.

"Each dwelling will also benefit from built in storage, off road parking and access to large garden areas. In addition to this, cycle and bin storage provision is proposed along with EV charging points for each dwelling."