New homes could be built on a former pub's car park - provided plans get the go-ahead.

A scheme that could see 11 new homes built within the grounds of a former pub in Lowestoft have been lodged.

Plans have been submitted to East Suffolk Council for a scheme centring around "Construction of eight, three bedroom, three storey dwellings and three, two bedroom, two storey dwellings complete with roads, amenity space and associated works" at former pub The Alderman on Hollingsworth Road in Lowestoft.

The pub closed in 2013 and was later replaced with a One Stop shop, and then a Tesco Express store.

A design and access statement lodged by agents Lowestoft Journal: Proposed elevations for the new homes plan. Picture: SJC Architectural ServicesProposed elevations for the new homes plan. Picture: SJC Architectural Services (Image: SJC Architectural Services), on behalf of the applicant Stuart Clarke, said works would be carried out "on the former car park area of the former Alderman Public House."

It says: "The site has been already altered and the existing property is now being used as a Tesco Express which will remain.

"Nearby properties are a mix of two storey dwellings and four storey flats.

"The dwellings are positioned in a manner to minimise impact on the adjoining dwellings ensuring that they do not suffer loss of outlook or loss of light."

With the site measuring 0.15 hectares in area, amenity space would be provided "for each new property created."

It adds: "It is considered that the proposals minimise the effect on residential amenity in terms of overlooking or loss of light or outlook.

"Other dwellings will not be adversely affected by traffic movements coming to and from the site.

"The proposals have been developed following conversations with planners and the client direct.

"The scheme has been designed endeavouring to minimise the impact on the locality and enhances the character of the area whilst providing much needed additional dwellings."

With Lowestoft Town Council recommending approval of the scheme, the proposals are currently "awaiting decision" with East Suffolk Council.