Plans for a new home next to a chapel look set to be turned down.

West Norfolk councillors have been recommended to refuse proposals to build a three-storey, five-bedroom property in the garden of the former Methodist Chapel on Bridge Street in the centre of Downham Market.

A planning officer's report says the proposal would lead to "the loss of a valuable open and undeveloped space".

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Seven objections have been received, with concerns raised including the loss of "a space for nature" in the town, lack of parking and the loss of a mature tree.

A planning statement says the site is currently disused and overgrown, adding the "high quality development will enhance the site and the surrounding area".

West Norfolk's planning committee is set to discuss the application when it meets on Monday, February 5.