In a small cul-de-sac in a coastal village, a bungalow has become the centre of a row between a homeowner, neighbours and the borough council.

Maxwell Seaton, who lives in The Paddock in Hemsby, built an extension to his home last year, which included a new front entrance area and a large window over 6ft tall.

The initial plans were approved with no objections but as it was being constructed, neighbours noticed it looked different to what was promised.

Eastern Daily Press: The Paddock in HemsbyThe Paddock in Hemsby (Image: Owen Sennitt)

The materials used for the extension were supposed to match the red brick and white window frames that are characteristic of the homes on the street.

But instead, the property has been adorned with a grey/white render and dark black frames.

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Eastern Daily Press: The other buildings on the street have red/orange bricksThe other buildings on the street have red/orange bricks (Image: Owen Sennitt)

The homeowner was subsequently forced to put in a fresh 'retrospective' application with Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC), which led to neighbours lodging complaints.

Eastern Daily Press: The Hemsby bungalow mid-constructionThe Hemsby bungalow mid-construction (Image: Owen Sennitt)

People living opposite and next door to the property complained that the building materials used clashed with the surrounding homes and Hemsby Parish Council also got involved, arguing it "doesn't blend in" with the street scene.

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Eastern Daily Press: The property in The Paddocks in Hemsby (Right) The property in The Paddocks in Hemsby (Right) (Image: Owen Sennitt)

Neighbours also questioned why the building inspector, who visited while it was being built, did not spot that the materials were different to the initial plans.

Amid the backlash, GYBC officers decided to refuse the application.

Eastern Daily Press: The style of the homes on the connecting The Pastures road in HemsbyThe style of the homes on the connecting The Pastures road in Hemsby (Image: Owen Sennitt)

They said the design was contrary to local planning policies and that enforcement action could be undertaken to force the homeowner to change the render to orange or brown brick with white window frames.

Facing this threat, Mr Seaton has decided to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate - government officials who preside over complaints about council planning decisions.

Investigations will now be carried out by an inspector before a judgement is made.