A high street restaurant is closing after 40 years and plans have been submitted to turn it back into a home.

Theobald's Restaurant, located on Ixworth high street, is to be turned back into a residential dwelling if permission is granted by West Suffolk Council.

The owners of the 16th century property currently occupy the first floor and part of the ground floor for their own residential acommodation.

They are proposing to 'undo' the works they initially carried out in the creation of the restaurant by removing the bar, customer toilets and main lobby area.

They also suggest opening up the ceiling over part of the kitchen area to insert two roof lights and request permission for the construction of new access gates for the property.

The heritage statement adds: "We do not believe that the above works will have an adverse impact upon the Historic fabric or the Character of the Listed building.

"The proposed works will create a good quality family dwelling which will secure its long term future."