A west Suffolk pub that was sold earlier this year could become two homes if new plans submitted to a council are given the go ahead.

Plans to transform the former Greene King pub The Greyhound, in Eastgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, into two homes with a two storey extension at the back have been received by West Suffolk Council. 

The pub closed in 2019 and Greene King put it up for sale in 2022, with a sale complete by August this year. 

In plans before West Suffolk Council, the existing building would become two separate three-bedroom homes. 

The pergola and single-storey lean-to at the back of the building would be removed, along with Greene King branding and lighting. 

However, the pub's 'The Greyhound' signage would be retained as a reminder of the property's history. 

To the back of the building, a proposed glazed extension would form a kitchen area to home number one, replacing an existing lean-to structure.

Small internal alterations including infilling openings and building new partition walls to create new layouts, are also planned. 

Each home would have a private courtyard at the back which connects with a shared parking area and driveway. 

There would be four car parking spaces, two for each home. 

In August, following the completion of the sale of The Greyhound, a Greene King spokesperson said: "It’s always a difficult decision to sell a pub, particularly in our hometown, but The Greyhound closed before the Covid-19 pandemic following the departure of its tenant and sadly, despite our best efforts, it has not been possible to reopen the pub since.

"While we no longer own The Greyhound, we remain extremely proud of the 15 other pubs in the town where we continue to serve our Bury St Edmunds community.”