An aging park toilet block in a town's landmark park is set for a new lease of life as plans are approved to turn it into a new café.

On Wednesday, members of the Babergh District Council planning committee approved plans for the block in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury.

As well as replacing the existing toilets with four new units and a fully accessible changing place facility, plans also reveal a community café that can seat up to 50 customers, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. 

The existing 1930s toilet block is set to be demolished.

The original plans for the site were released in August 2023 and discussed at the start of September, when funding was also approved for the project which includes the use of the proceeds from the sale of Belle Vue House in May 2023.

Derek Davis, Babergh District Council cabinet member for economic growth, said: "Belle Vue Park will continue to move in the right direction thanks to the unanimous approval of these plans.

"We are committed to supporting the regeneration of Sudbury town centre, with the installation of the café providing a welcome lift to the area and giving visitors something new to enjoy."