A nightclub at a landmark hotel could be converted into more guest rooms.

Derrick Lloyd, who owns the Golden Lion at Hunstanton, refurbished the 29-bed hotel after buying it last year.

Now he has applied for listed building consent for five new bedrooms on the ground floor, in what was formerly a nightclub.

A planning statement says: "The proposal allows for bedrooms and en suites to be created from either defined spaces of existing walls or the subdivision of what was the main nightclub area."

Extra windows will also be added to the hotel, which overlooks The Green.

Built as the New Inn in the 1840s, the Grade II listed Golden Lion was the first building in what would grow over the decades to become a bespoke seaside resort.

Its founder, Henry Le Strange wanted to capitalise on the growing popularity of sea bathing and the coming of the railway in 1862 put what was by then a growing town on the map.