Ipswich's new Five Guys restaurant will be able to put out screens and umbrellas outside its 100-seater diner after its plans were approved.

Ipswich Borough Council has granted planning permission for the venue at Grafton Way in Cardinal Park, near the train station.

The plans included three illuminated branded signs in the traditional white letters on red background, nine breeze screens, and five umbrellas, in keeping with other units in the retail park.

There are also plans for a new more modern shopfront, with fully glazed aluminium style windows and doors, and new doors for better access.

Internal drawings show plans for 72 seats inside and a further 28 outside, bringing the total up to 100, along with four-person booths, a pickup area, a condiments station, and four toilets including one disabled.

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The restaurant will open in the spring, according to a spokesperson from Five Guys and works have already begun at Cardinal Park.

Community leaders said the opening of a new Five Guys site was "really positive" news for the site.

Speaking in August following the chain's plans to open in Cardinal Park, Cllr John Cook, councillor for the Alexandra ward said: "Ipswich has some great restaurants, and we all have our personal favourites.

"The current economic climate has forced a number of restaurants to close, so I'm delighted that Five Guys are planning to open in Cardinal Park.

"The restaurant will be a very welcome addition to dining opportunities for Ipswich residents and visitors to our town."

The unit, previously occupied by Dough & Co, shares the leisure site with Cineworld, The Gym, Nando’s, ASK, McDonalds, KFC, Harvester, and Subway.

The application was approved on Tuesday (November 28).