Plans have been submitted for four new holiday lodges in a Suffolk village.

The proposals, which have retrospectively been put forward by Mark Wilson, follow on from an initital pre-application request for four Shepherd Huts on land to the east of Cranfield Barn in Long Melford.

The new plans seek to establish four holiday lodges instead of purchasing Shepherd Huts, which application documents state are "expensive to buy and not as flexible as a lodge".

Two Lodges have already been constructed, with one operating since July 2022.

Planning documents describe the accommodation as "very high quality, providing year round accommodation [that contributes] to the local economy." 

They add: "there have been a number of guests at weekends during the winter.

"From feedback for the guests many have used the local facilities of Long Melford and Lavenham and also travelled further afield."

The second Lodge is currently under construction "with a lot of interest in bookings".

Each lodge would have two bedrooms and would be able to sleep a family of four or five.