Plans to convert two shops in Norfolk's poshest village into homes have been withdrawn.

Orchard Farm Estates Pension Fund applied for planning permission to change the use of an art gallery and shop on Ulph Place, near the centre of Burnham Market, into two semi-detached houses.

But a council conservation officer said the building was a "non-designated heritage asset".

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"Although the principle of turning this building back into two semi-detached properties may be acceptable, the proposed internal layout is not," she added.

"No consideration has been given to any of the existing internal features, fixtures or layout of the building as the plan shows the demolition of existing walls and staircases, and the construction of two very similar proportioned properties, each with a new, similar layout."

A heritage statement from the developer said: "The effect on the conservation area will be negligible."

West Norfolk council's planning portal says the application has now been withdrawn.