New plans have been submitted for a proposed development of five detached homes with river views in Woodbridge.

The two-storey four-bedroom properties would be built on open land off Beech Way.

Previous plans for the site, which can be seen from the River Deben, submitted last year were withdrawn after planning officers asked for more investigations - including surveys of reptiles, bat roosts, water voles and breeding birds on the land, along with ecological and transport statements.

Town planning and development consultants JT Hancock and Associates Ltd, on behalf of the developer Julian Kingston-Smith, said the initial layout and housing design had also been modified following officers' feedback.

The consultants describe the proposals for five family homes as "modest" in scale on land - just under an acre - currently mostly grass with some shrubs. Historically, the site was orchards and it is proposed to plant a new orchard north-west of the site.

They add that the development is close to local schools and facilities with Woodbridge town centre within easy walking distance.