A former steam engine servicing barn is set for yet another lease of life as two new homes, following its use as a pub, storage unit and offices.

The owners of The Old Greyhound Barn in Hopton are seeking permission to convert the second floor offices into two dwellings.

Previously, the barn was used for agricultural machinery servicing and is still recognised today as steam engines blow their whistles when passing the building.

The proposal details the conversion of the building into two residential properties - one single storey, two-bed and one two-storey, three-bed.

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Since 2011, the site had been used as offices and storage, but remains empty following the relocation of the company, with many employees choosing to work from home.

The application submitted to West Suffolk Council says that any future business would be restricted due to planning granted for housing in the adjacent field.