Plans for a bungalow on a "cramped" village site have been turned down.

West Norfolk Council has refused permission for the two-bed property beside a private lane off Feltwell Road at Southery, near Downham Market.

A planning officer's report said it would use an irregular parcel of land between a private lane to the south and east, an existing house to the north and two further properties to the west.

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Southery Parish Council objected, saying: "The PC feel that the home is very crammed into the plot, together with all the other properties in the area."

In its decision notice, the council said: "It is considered that the proposed development would introduce a small dwelling house within a cramped and contrived curtilage considered to be an inappropriate level of density which goes against the established development pattern of the area."