An application for works to overhanging trees at a Suffolk National Trust property has been met with no objections.

The heritage conservation charity applied to Babergh District Council for works to trees in the grounds of Melford Hall in Long Melford, near Sudbury.

The National Trust owns the Tudor manor house, which dates back to the mid-16th century.

The application included the reduction of four horse chestnut trees, and to remove an overhanging limb on one of these back to the stem of the tree.

The trees concerned are near to the boundaries of the site.

The trees are subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), meaning works - including cutting down or uprooting - cannot be undertaken without planning permission.

On Friday (February 16), the council decided to raise no objection to the works. Long Melford Parish Council similarly did not object to the application.

The decision notice stated that the work must be completed within two years to ensure the plans remain arboriculturally correct, appropriate, and relevant to the location and trees concerned.