A bid to convert a pig pen into housing has failed to bring home the bacon. 

Russell Loades was seeking approval to transform a barn at Breydon View on Market Road in Burgh Castle into two houses.

The proposal was rejected last year by planners at Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) who said the low heights of the buildings made them "unsuitable for most adults".

Mr Loades then appealed his application to the planning inspectorate, a government agency which can overturn decisions where it thinks councils have gone against planning law. 

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But the inspector dismissed his appeal. They said the applicant had submitted "insufficient evidence" to demonstrate the proposal would meet the requirement for new dwellings.

The main concerns related to the internal floor to ceiling heights and the disposal of wastewater.

The site is currently disused but it was previously employed as a pig pen. 

In 2020, GYBC refused an application for two houses to be built on the site, and two years later, a bid to convert the former pig pen into three houses was also rejected.