A Bury St Edmunds car showroom could be transformed into a church as a change of use application has been submitted. 

An application for the change of use of the Cecil & Larter Seat car dealership at Fairview House in Lamdin Road was received by West Suffolk Council earlier this month. 

In the plans, the car showroom would be transformed into a church complete with offices and community spaces to allow applicant C3 Church to move in. 

If approved, the church would use 219sqm for public space and the remaining 135sqm for staff offices and storage.

A statement submitted to West Suffolk Council said the building would be fully accessible to residents and community groups to be used for events such as church services, kids, community meetings, educational classes and training as well as wellbeing activities. 

C3 is a modern Christian church founded in 1982, with locations in Cambridge and Colchester. 

It currently runs a Sunday service at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds.