A dessert chain has withdrawn plans for a restaurant in a Suffolk town.

Kaspa's Dessert submitted proposals to West Suffolk Council in August to convert the former Oxfam store, in Bury St Edmunds' Cornhill, into a new branch. 

In documents sent to West Suffolk Council, the chain sought to make alterations to both the inside and outside of the store.

East Anglian Daily Times: The restaurant has been shut since AugustThe restaurant has been shut since August (Image: Suffolk police)

New walls would be installed to create a divide between the customer area and the kitchen. 

Kaspa's Desserts branding would also be erected outside of the store, which has been vacant since March. 

The application followed a fire which closed their current site at 30-31 Cornhill on August 20. 

A cordon was put in place while firefighters attended the blaze. 

A spokesman for the chain said the branch would be shut until further notice. 

Speaking at the time, Diane Hind, mayor of Bury St Edmunds, said: "It is always a shame when a business is impacted in this way, and it is in a prominent position."

Kaspa's Desserts has been approached for comment.