A firm has been given the go-ahead to rebuild an ancient wall after a planning row that landed it in court.

Medical cleaning supplyer Inivos was fined £1,200 and ordered to pay £1,200 costs last July after it failed to rebuild the 200-year-old carrstone wall that it had demolished

Now it has been given permission to rebuild the structure outside its premises at Deerfields, beside the A10 at Setchey, near King's Lynn - after giving a legal undertaking that the work will be carried out within four months.

West Winch parish councillor Barry Thrower protested in an email to the borough's planning department after the wall was knocked down in early 2021.

Eastern Daily Press: The wall pictured in 2016, before it was demolishedThe wall pictured in 2016, before it was demolished (Image: Google)

"This wall has formed part of our heritage as it fronted an old manor house for possibly the last two centuries, and as now been destroyed by the new coming owner," he said.

"These types of walls are fast disappearing in our parishes and therefore need reinstating and protecting."

The parish council has objected to the most recent application, saying the proposed new wall was 1.5m high, while the proposed replacement is less than a metre high.

A council conservation officer also commented: "It was disappointing that this historic wall was demolished. It would therefore be acceptable to rebuild it.

"However, the existing historic materials have been left in a pile on site which is now overgrown with weeds and other plants.

Eastern Daily Press: The partially-demolished wall seen in 2021The partially-demolished wall seen in 2021 (Image: Google)

"It would therefore be unlikely that much of this material will be able to be reused and matching any new carrstone will not be easy."

The company was given planning permission to demolish part of the perimeter wall at its premises to make way for a new entrance as part of a revamp of the site in 2020.

But it went on to knock down the rest of the wall the following year, saying it had deteriorated due to frost damage.

In September 2021, West Norfolk Council issued an enforcement notice ordering the wall to be restored, before taking the matter to court two years later after the work had not been done.