A man is appealing against a council's refusal of his bid to build a two-storey extension.

The applicant was seeking permission from Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) to expand his house on Campion Avenue in Gorleston in order to accommodate his "growing family".

In August last year, planners rejected the application, stating the proposed size of the extension was "excessive" and that it would "adversely overshadow" the ground floor conservatory of a neighbouring house.

But the applicant is challenging the borough council's decision and appealing it to the planning inspectorate.

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In a statement to the agency, he said there were no complaints from his neighbours who "fully support the application".

He also said the extension "would much improve the room within the house to accommodate [his] growing family".

Further points of appeal were that planners did not visit the area and the presence of similar extensions within 400 yards of his home, he said.

According to the report from planners, which outlined their reasons for rejecting the application, the extension would be seen from the road and "create an adverse appearance" in the wider view from Brasenose Avenue.

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Planners also said the proposed extension would "adversely overshadow" the ground floor conservatory of a neighbouring house and cause "an increased sense of overbearing to current and future residents".

There were additional concerns the bid could set a precedent for other "unacceptable large extensions" to houses in the area which would be detrimental to the character of the area and the amenity of successive residents.

There were no objections to the original proposal.

The refusal was appealed in November.