Plans for an Ipswich care home to be converted into supported living units for 15 people will be discussed by the borough council next week.

The care home, which is based in Woodbridge Road, will undergo extensive work should the application be accepted.

External alterations including replacement windows and doors, and alternative vehicle access and other works would be done, while CCTV will also be installed.

A single storey building will be created for a communal lounge to the rear.

Cycle storage facilities will also be provided on site.

Suffolk police, Suffolk Highways, Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were all consulted, with no objections raised.

There are concerns from residents nearby, however, with issues raised including new access onto Gordon Road and detriment to parking, the free flow of traffic, pedestrian and highway safety and drainage.

There are also issues with a lack of consultation, concern regarding harm to or loss of trees and there are already houses of multiple occupation and temporary housing in the area.

Despite this, the conclusion of the agenda plans state that the proposal would be "acceptable on balance".