Plans have been submitted to convert a residential home in the town into supported living units for 15 people.

The application, submitted to Ipswich Borough Council, details the conversion of the care home which is based on Woodbridge Road.

The application seeks consent for external alterations including replacement windows and doors, an alternative vehicle access and associated works.

Plans have been submitted in the past to convert the care home into supported living units, once in June 2023 and another in May 2022, both were withdrawn, with the most recent gaining a high volume of neighbour concerns.

In August 2018, a similar application for 13 supported living units to be created at the premises were approved with conditions, but nothing materialised from that.

CCTV will also be installed as part of the plans, and a single-storey building will be created for a communal lounge to the rear.

New vehicle access will be created from Gordon Road, and the existing eight parking spaces will be expanded to 12.

Cycle storage facilities will also be provided on site.

Suffolk County Council has voiced their support for the plans, stating that it would support the delivery of their strategic aims of developing high-quality housing options and promoting greater choice for vulnerable adults living in Suffolk.

The application finishes by stating: "The proposal represents a sustainable form of development that provides much-needed supported living units that meets an identified housing need.

"The property will assist Ipswich Borough Council by delivering supported living accommodation for those in need within the borough."