A former shop and launderette has been torn down to make way for housing. 

The plans will see developer Alan Wright, of Wright Properties of East Anglia, build five new houses on West Road in Ormesby. 

The plans also include associated parking, car ports and site works.

According to the planning application, the buildings were "very run down, neglected and overgrown".

Planning officers had expressed concerns about the original plans, submitted in March last  year, regarding the layout and lack of design quality in the houses.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Five new houses will be built on West Road in Ormesby. Five new houses will be built on West Road in Ormesby. (Image: Google Maps)

Mr Wright then submitted revised plans in September which planners said contained "significant changes and improvements".

Ormesby St Michael with Scratby Parish Council had objected to the original plans, raising concerns about the design.

But in February, Geoff Freeman, parish councillor and borough councillor for the village, said the parish council were "very pleased with the changes" to the plans.

"We appreciate that this is a very difficult site and look forward to it being delivered," he added.

In the past, the properties consisted of a shop with living accommodation, a launderette and various outbuildings.

The premises ceased trading in December 2021.

The new development, if permitted, would have three two-bedroom, one three-bedroom and one four-bedroom houses.

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Heating and hot water would be provided by air source heat pumps, while water saving measures would be incorporated to limit usage to 110 litres per day per person.

Electric vehicle charging points would also be provided to each house adjacent to its parking area.

A separate application to build seven houses off Foster Close, less than a mile from West Road, is still undecided.