A further home will be built on the site of a former pub after plans put to a council were given the seal of approval despite objections.

On October 17 applicant 20 Gainsborough Limited submitted plans to Babergh District Council for the construction of a new home on the site of the former Five Bells Inn in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, following the demolition of a disused cartlodge.

Plans for four semi-detached bungalows on the land to the rear of the Bures Road pub, which closed in September 2021, were given the green light in October 2021, and proposals to convert the pub into three homes were approved in May this year. 

On December 8, the latest proposal to demolish the disused cart lodge and shed on the site to make way for a single-storey, two-bedroom home was approved by the council. 

This is despite calls from Great Cornard Parish Council to refuse the plans based on overdevelopment and access fears. 

The home will have an open-plan kitchen and living area with a WC, bathroom, and two bedrooms, one with an en-suite.