Plans to turn a former bakery in a market town into a new café and bed and breakfast have been approved. 

An application to convert the Grade II listed property in Friars Street, Sudbury, was submitted to Babergh District Council in August last year

The plans were approved by the council on January 24. 

A supporting statement submitted with the application said the café will be open for select hours for the bed and breakfast guests and parents/carers of children on the school run, as well as nearby residents. 

The application was welcomed by mayor of Sudbury Jan Osborne but she did have concerns over parking. 

She said: "I always welcome B&Bs into the town as it encourages visitors to visit Sudbury and stay in the town.

"However I do have one concern, and that is the parking in this area.

"If this issue can be resolved and the renovation is sympathetic to the street scene and the building, then I welcome it." 

The new business would create jobs for a new housekeeper and coffee shop team. 

The café will use local bakers for supplies, though the applicant states they do not intend to offer cooked meals.