Plans have been submitted to convert a paddock into an all-weather arena in a village outside Ipswich.

Phil Cobbold Planning Ltd has submitted the proposals on behalf of the applicant to Mid Suffolk District Council for land off Blood Hill in Somersham.

The site is currently a paddock, but would be revamped into an outdoor area if the proposals are given the go-ahead.

Planning documents submitted alongside the proposals said the area would for equestrian use and would not be accessible to the public.

The documents added: "The proposed arena is for use by the applicants’ own horses. It is for private use, not a commercial enterprise.

"The arena will be surfaced with silica sand. The arena will be enclosed by a fence less than 2m in height which therefore will not require planning permission.

"The arena will not be floodlit."

The documents added: "The proposal will not give rise to noise, odour or other emissions which would harm amenity.

"The closest dwelling to the arena is approximately 150m to the southeast of the site."