Planners have resubmitted proposals to completely transform an industrial depot into nine dwellings, after a scheme to demolish and build over it was refused.

Permission was previously sought to demolish the Hazel Stub Depot in Haverhill and erect nine new two-storey detached houses with garages.

However, the advice given was for refusal, hence the planners taking a new approach.

Instead of complete demolition, the new application suggests a conversion of the existing building to create nine apartments with car and bicycle parking.

The accommodation is to consist of one three-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments.

The eight two-bedroom flats will be accessed from a communal hallway with a lift and stairs, with four flats on each floor.

The remaining three-bedroom property will be a two-storey duplex with a separate external entrance, its own private garden and its own vehicular access to the highway.

Re-cladding of the exterior is to be in line with the aesthetics and materials of the existing building.

The planning application adds that residential use is appropriate for the site as it forms part of a residential cluster and "employment is not viable in this location".