Plans for four homes in a west Suffolk village have been given the green light by a council, despite concerns from neighbours and the parish council. 

An application to West Suffolk Council sought permission for four homes, all complete with four bedrooms, on land north of Moseley's Farm complex and west of The Green in Fornham All Saints, near Bury St Edmunds. 

The plans, which were given the go-ahead by the Development and Control Committee will see the homes built in a 'barnlike' style around a central courtyard with traditional brickwork and weatherboarding. 

Each house will have at least three parking spaces and an existing dwelling, Little Moseleys, will be retained and refurbished.

The site previously had outline and reserved matters consent that only recently expired. 

Fornham All Saints Parish Council voiced its objection to the plans that were submitted due to the visual impact on surrounding residents and said two of the homes will "directly affect the residents in Chestnut Close". 

A statement to the council from nearby Moseley's Barn voiced fears over the upkeep of their listed building. 

"Under the current plans the purchasers of Plot 4 will need to understand that we will need access to their garden from time to time and it will be subject to building site health and safety restrictions," they said.

"Further, the proposed siting of the garage on Plot 3 is very close to the corner of the barn making scaffold erection difficult." 

However, council officers recommended the plans for approval, and the green light was given during a West Suffolk Council Development and Control Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 4. 

The applicant now has three years to begin work.