Plans to build two new homes in a residential road in Felixstowe have been refused, more than two years after the proposals were submitted.

Roseberry Property Development Company Ltd had applied to East Suffolk Council seeking permission to build the properties at Brackenbury House, in Marcus Road, back in August 2021.

Felixstowe Town Council gave its backing to the scheme, having considered the layout and the amenity to the adjacent property.

The design and access statement said: "The design reflects the scale and form of the existing two storey and three storey dwellings in the area, enabling the dwellings to sit comfortably within the site and within the existing architecture of the area."

But on Wednesday, East Suffolk's planners blocked the proposal from going ahead.

In its decision report, the council said the homes "would result in in a cramped form of development that it contrived and out of character with the prevailing character of the area".

East Suffolk also raised concerns the development would have on habitat sites in the area.