A developer whose bid to convert a former florist into part of a children's care home was refused has gone back to the drawing board.

Wayne Redgrave is now seeking permission, from Broadland District Council, to change the use of a vacant shop on The Street in Acle into a residential dwelling.

The plans would see part of Beaconsfield House converted into a one-bedroom apartment.

The premises was last used as a florist and has been vacant since May this year when the business relocated to Moulton Nurseries Garden Centre on Acle Road in Moulton St Mary.

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A document supporting the application says it seeks to provide "a viable use" for a vacant property in the centre of the village. 

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One neighbour, living on Glebe Road, has objected to the application on the grounds of the loss of a commercial shop in the village centre.

They asked if the dwelling was "actually large enough to provide adequate space for its occupants".

In July, the council refused a bid to convert the premises into part of a care home for children aged 11 to 17.