A Norfolk County Council-owned building looks set to be sold so it can make way for new homes.

The Conservative-controlled cabinet at County Hall is due to agree on Monday that it no longer needs Norman House in Great Yarmouth.

The property in Tar Works Road, which is a former highways depot, is currently being used as a family centre by the council's children's services department.

But the council is seeking permission from Great Yarmouth Borough Council to create a new family centre for the town.

It wants the go-ahead to alter the Grade II-listed Shrublands Farmhouse building, on the grounds of the Seagulls Surestart Centre on Magdalen Way.

If that is approved, it will mean Norman House will no longer be needed, so officers are asking councillors to agree to dispose of it.

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The idea is to sell the site to an independent living housing company, who would provide homes for elderly or disabled people on the site.

If a deal cannot be agreed within 18 months, then the property would be offered on the open market through an auction or by tender.