Plans have been approved to transform a former car sales showroom into two houses.

The applicant, Martin Price, had his plans to turn the former M.R. King & Sons building on Quay Street in Halesworth agreed by East Suffolk Council.

Documents say that the building is not listed, but does lie within the town's conservation area as a "significant building".

They also say that the building was originally designed and built as a public house towards the end of the nineteenth century.

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With consideration to the "charm" of the building's look, documents say the applicant will "retain its original domestic form".

They say they will remove the "unsightly fascia" of the shopfront signs, which will restore the building's original features to the forefront of the street.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The site which could be turned into two houses after plans were approved The site which could be turned into two houses after plans were approved (Image: Google)

They add by removing everything associated with the recent "commercial paraphernalia" the building will fit in with the "Georgian, Regency and Victorian terraced houses" along the street and the nearby The Cut theatre.

As a result, the applicant concludes their plans will "enhance the character and appearance" of the conservation area.

Halesworth Town Council did not have any objections to the application.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Cut, Halesworth by Bill DarnellThe Cut, Halesworth by Bill Darnell (Image: Bill Darnell)