Retail space above a shop in Ipswich town centre may be turned into flats in new plans.

A planning application has been submitted to convert the first floor of the grade II-listed building that was formerly Edinburgh Woollen Mill. 

Both apartments are set to have one bedroom, a living room area, a kitchen, and a bathroom. 

The domestic entrance would be located at the existing doorway on Dial Lane. 

Ipswich Star: The entrance to the flats would be on Dial Lane.The entrance to the flats would be on Dial Lane. (Image: Archant)

There will not be any parking spaces allocated for the flats’ residents. 

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The space at 21–31 Butter Market was previously used by the clothing shop but has been vacant since November 2020. 

The development would also include setting up bicycle storage at ground floor level and a waste bin recycling room on the first floor. 

Ipswich Star: Edinburgh Woolen Mill has been closed since 2020.Edinburgh Woolen Mill has been closed since 2020. (Image: Archant)

The existing ground floor and basement will remain retail units. A new tenant is yet to be found. 

No changes would be made to the exterior of the building.