Plans to turn a house into accommodation for hospital staff look set to get the go-ahead.

John Levine has applied for planning permission to convert the property close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Gayton Road, in King's Lynn, into a house of multiple occupation (HMO).

A report to councillors says: "The building is proposed to be used as an HMO due to the demand of staff from the hospital needing accommodation close to their place of work.

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"The property will be used similar to a dwelling house compatible to the existing residential uses and will not give rise to undue noise and disturbance."

The QEH is set for major expansion after the government finally agreed to fund a replacement for the crumbling building.

The report adds the house is already being used as a six-bed HMO, which does not require planning permission.

It says Mr Levine has applied for a total of eight bedrooms, with a new shower room and the creation of two bedrooms from an existing room.

West Norfolk's planning committee has been recommended to approve the plans when it meets on Monday, June 5.