A bid to convert an outbuilding into a bungalow has been labelled "cramped, confined and awkward".

The application was seeking to change the use of an existing outbuilding to a two-bedroom dwelling off Stepshort in Belton.

The applicant said the proposal would introduce a "much-needed bungalow into the marketplace".

Planners at Great Yarmouth Borough Council disagreed, however, and said the proposed bungalow was "not acceptable as a dwelling".

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It would result in "a cramped, confined and awkward form of development" which was "inappropriate for the character and appearance of the surrounding area", they added. 

There were two objections to the proposal, one from a neighbour regarding concerns about increased noise and disturbance.

Belton with Browston Parish Council also objected due to concerns about overdevelopment and parking.

Previously, an application for a new bungalow on the site of the now constructed outbuilding, which is used as a gym and an office, was refused due to overdevelopment of the plot.

The refusal was later appealed and then dismissed by the planning inspector.