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North Norfolk District Council planners set to get tough with White Horse pub, Overstrand

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 September 2012

The White Horse pub at Overstrand.

The White Horse pub at Overstrand.

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2011

Planners look set to get tough and set a three-month time limit for a north Norfolk pub to change its extension roof tiles.

Slate tiles were used to cover a rear extension at The White Horse, Overstrand, instead of the clay pantiles required by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) planners.

An officer’s report to Thursday’s NNDC development committee said more than 18 months had passed since pub owner Darren Walsgrove was told pantiles must be used.

Officers are recommending taking enforcement action and refusing Mr Walsgrove’s application to have the pantiles condition removed.

His agent argued that the slate tiles had “weathered” and now created a contemporary “pleasing link” between the Victorian pub and a period flint barn.

According to the NNDC report the finished extension, granted permission in 2009, “differed in many respects to that approved”.

In January last year planners granted an application to keep it as it was, but listed a string of conditions, including repainting the render and eaves, and replacing the slates.

The report said the pub was in the Overstrand Conservation Area, and held a prominent position in the village. The extension had a stark and harsh appearance, which contrasted with the host building.

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