Plans to revitalise a derelict pub which has been closed for several years have been submitted. 

Greene King has put forward proposals to refurbish The Flying Fortress inin Mount Road, Bury St Edmunds.

In documents submitted to West Suffolk Council, the brewer has revealed it wants to turn the premises into a pub that would trade under their 'neighbourhood pub and kitchen' brand.

Refurbishment plans include creating a new access point to the site through Saltsman Road, which forms part of the new Taylor Wimpey estate in Bury. 

A new front porch would be erected, while the building would be given a fresh coating of paint. 

The application, submitted by Walsingham Planning on behalf of Greene King, states the beer garden and outdoor seating area are 'critical' to the works. 

A timber pergola would be erected to provide a covered seating area, while there are also plans for a raised patio. 

The planning statement adds: "What customers want, expect and demand from outdoor space has fundamentally changed since the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is essential that the premises offers the type of facilities that customers expect in order to create a viable and sustainable business opertaion at the premises."