An historic Sudbury brewery will be transformed into six flats after plans put to a council were given the go-ahead. 

In July, D Mason Developments Limited submitted an application to Babergh District Council for the conversion of the former Oliver's Brewery building at 22-24 Cornard Road. 

The development, which has now been given approval by the council, includes five two-bedroom flats and one one-bedroom flat. 

Re-roofing and the creation of 10 car parking spaces will also take place. 

Sudbury Town Council supported the plans, and members requested the inclusion of bike storage and consideration to fire safety. 

A statement to the council on behalf of D Mason Developments Limited said:  "The proposal offers considerable benefit to the town centre of Sudbury, offering the opportunity to revitalise this rundown site and bring enhancement to the Conservation Area." 

"The scheme would sensitively refresh the area through attractive aesthetical features, all to the meticulous design and layout configuration presented." 

The plans were approved on November 21 and developers will now have three years to begin work.