Plans have been submitted to build eight new homes in a west Suffolk village. 

If the plans are given the go-ahead, the new properties would be built on land off High Street in Lakenheath. 

As part of the development there will be four semi-detached homes and four detached homes with a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom properties. 

According to the design and access statement submitted with the application, the proposed development will provide "much needed" residential accommodation and enhance an unused piece of land within an existing and well-established residential area.

It adds: "A considered design has been arrived at that offers a mix of differing sized dwellings, without over developing the site.

"The site is well within the local plan settlement boundary of a vibrant village.

"External materials, colours and finishes will be sympathetic to, and in keeping with, those used widely within the neighbouring vicinity.

"The dwelling designs are uncomplicated and traditional, with detailing to provide interest, without trying to create a ‘statement’ not in keeping with the surrounding properties.

Access to the homes will be gained from High Street, which already serves a number of new developments in the area.