A home in a west Suffolk town that had been let for 60 years but is now unoccupied could be demolished and replaced with two new builds.

Plans for the transformation of Cherry Cottage in Stoke Road in Clare, near Sudbury, have been submitted to West Suffolk Council. 

Consent is sought for the removal of the existing home and for two new, 'high quality' four-bedroom homes to be built on the plot. 

The homes would have three floors, a lower ground floor, a ground floor and a first floor. 

There would be a kitchen/dining and family area on the lower floor, a sitting room, office and master bedroom with an en-suite on the first floor, and three bedrooms and a toilet on the top floor. 

Shared access would be created for the site, along with parking spaces and gardens to the back. 

It is unclear how old the house is, but it was once part of a row of five houses known as 'Umbrella Row' which was suspected to have been erected in the late 19th century. 

The site is owned by the Bareham family who have connections to the town going back hundreds of years.