A developer will have to rebuild a pair of chimneys after planners refused a holiday let bid which neighbours said would lead to 'anti-social behaviour'.

Rennie Construction was seeking permission from Great Yarmouth Borough Council to create a seven-bedroom holiday let at a semi-detached house on Marine Crescent in Great Yarmouth. 

The proposal also included the removal of two chimney stacks - but the structures had already been knocked down. 

The bid faced objections from eight residents of Marine Cresent, as well as the local borough councillor.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Marine Crescent in Great Yarmouth, described by the local borough councillor as a residential and family area.Marine Crescent in Great Yarmouth, described by the local borough councillor as a residential and family area. (Image: Google Maps)

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A neighbour said the plans were already under way since November 2022 and they had to "suffer with all the noise and dust coming from next door".

Another said there were concerns the plans would bring the "possible intensification of noisy, anti-social behaviour and loud music".

One resident said if the application was allowed it would set a precedent that other residents could follow.

"In just a few years potentially the whole conservation area could be lost forever," they added.

Councillor Amy Sharp, who represents Yarmouth North Ward, said the proposed location was a family and residential area and not the right place for a holiday let. 

Last month, planners refused the application - and in a report said the removal of the chimneys had a detrimental impact on the appearance of the building and character and appearance of the street.

They said the chimneys along Marine Crescent "contribute positively to the sense of place and character of the area and the chimneys provide rhythm and further interest to the roofscape".

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The removal of the chimneys created an imbalance to the roof and removed the sense of symmetry to the front elevation, they said. 

The application should be refused on that basis and an informative note included encouraging the rebuilding of the chimneys.

According to the report, the developer's agent indicated the applicant was "willing to rebuild the chimneys".