A bid to covert a former amusement arcade into shops - to prevent 'unethical gambling' in a Broads village - has been approved.

The successful planning application will see a disused venue next to Nippy Chippy, a chip shop on Bridge Road in Potter Heigham, converted into three commercial units.

The Broads Authority said the change of use was considered acceptable.

Historic England - which was consulted due to the site's proximity to Potter Heigham bridge - had some concerns about the number of proposed rooflights.

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The application had originally proposed six lights to be sited on the north-west facing roof slope - but that has been reduced to three so that the roof does not appear "unnecessarily cluttered and maintains its reasonable commercial appearance".

It is hoped the units will be rented out to businesses such as a hairdressers, convenience stores, offices or commercial storage space.

Papers submitted with the application had stated the applicant did not want to encourage gambling by keeping the amusement arcade and that it was "not ethically suitable for the area".