Two new homes in a village, complete with garages, parking, and a new access route, have been given the go-ahead by council planners. 

An application for outline planning permission for the pair of semi-detached homes on 0.15 hectares of garden land belonging to 2 School House in Straight Road, Battisford, near Stowmarket and Needham Market, was submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council in November. 

The hybrid application also sought full permission for associated access, turning and parking at the site. 

The site, which is made up of Grade 3 agricultural land and sits four miles south of Stowmarket and two miles west of Needham Market, is owned by the applicant and no works are proposed to the existing house. 

Plans, which were approved by Mid Suffolk District Council on December 22, will see a new vehicular access built off Straight Road which will be shared between the existing home and the two new builds.

Each of the semi-detached homes will have a single garage and two parking spaces. 

Two parking spaces will also be created to serve the existing home. 

During a meeting in November, Battisford Parish Council unanimously supported the plans on the condition that the application was for two small homes that would be "in keeping with the character of the street". 

In a statement to Mid Suffolk District Council, the parish council said: "Councillors had reservations regarding the dwellings themselves and would like to see a small number of bedrooms (eg: two or three) to preserve the character of the street that they are situated." 

Outline permission for the two homes and full permission for the access, turning and parking arrangements was given on December 22.