Plans to convert an 18th century barn into new holiday accommodation with spa facilities have been withdrawn.

It was proposed in October to create four holiday units at Flemings Hall, a Grade II* listed Tudor property in Bedingfield, near Eye.

The hall was used to be designer Jasper Conran’s weekend retreat, and Johnny Depp is believed to have stayed there during the mid-2000s.

The site of the house is believed to have been granted by William the Conqueror to one of his knights, Ogerus de Pugey.

According to a heritage statement produced by Brighter Planning Consultancy, Flemings Hall takes its name from the Fleming family who were the manorial Lords of the site in 14th century.

The current standing house was most likely built by Thomas Bedingfield (1554- 1636) in the second half of the 16th century.  

Plans submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council suggested creating four holiday homes in the space currently occupied by derelict barns.

One of these units would have had one bedroom, two would have two bedrooms and the remaining unit would have had three.  

A design and access statement prepared by the London-based Fieldwork Architects explained: “The focus of the proposal is around the existing 18th Century barn in the centre of the site and to convert the existing unused barns into holiday let accommodation.  

East Anglian Daily Times: Johnny Depp is believed to have stayed in BedingfieldJohnny Depp is believed to have stayed in Bedingfield (Image: PA)

“A communal garden surrounds the oldest barn, and an existing access point and hard standing is used to create parking bays for visitors. A new extension is proposed at the end of the site to replicate the form and scale of the existing barn arrangements.  

“This is to accommodate staff and family to maintain and upkeep the holiday lets, as well as Flemings Hall, which is in constant need of renovation due to its age and the timber frame construction.” 

A heritage statement said that the spa will be located “within a gap between the barn range where the physical evidence suggests a glasshouse once stood and the northern elevation to the moat is enclosed by a brick wall”. 

However, these plans were withdrawn on Wednesday, January 3.