Plans have been submitted to convert a Grade II listed building into three self-contained houses in Ipswich town centre.

Ipswich Borough Council has received plans to convert Elm House into three houses – one five-bedroom designed for six people, one two-bed for four people and a four-bed property, designed for eight people.

Each of the three properties to be built in Elm House, which was built in the 19th century, will also be equipped with a spacious kitchen, living and dining area.

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

No car parking will be available for these properties, and work will only be done internally to ensure there are "no detrimental impacts to the existing façade".

Similar plans were submitted in July 2023, but these were refused by the council in November as it was deemed the scheme would "cause harm to the special architecture and historic interest of the building".

Ipswich Borough Council will discuss these latest plans in due course.