A man is fighting a council's refusal of his bid to bulldoze an 'ugly' garage and build a house for his son.

Bryan Leky is seeking permission to demolish an outbuilding and erect a detached self-build house in a garden plot at Tarn House on Yarmouth Road in Ormesby St Margaret.

Last year, planners at Great Yarmouth Borough Council rejected the plans.

They said the location was "within a strategic gap, where the principle of development is not considered acceptable". 

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Documents supporting the application said the house would make use of "an excess of garden" but planning officials disagreed, saying it would result in "insufficient garden space" for the original house. 

In March, Mr Leky took the fight to the Planning Inspectorate, a government agency which can overturn decisions where it thinks councils have gone against planning law. 

The proposed site is near the closed First and Last pub. Supporting documents said the plan was to demolish "a rather ugly garage block" and develop "a modern three-bedroom property" for the applicant's son.

Final comments from Mr Leky are due on Wednesday, April 24. A date for the appeal has not yet been arranged.