Dormer loft conversion application stirs up discussion of 'interlopers' turning bungalows into houses

A row of bungalows with some having dormer lofts and some not
One neighbour claimed the dormer window would create an "ugly monstrosity" with another claiming non-locals are buying all the bungalows and then turning them into houses (Image credit: Google Earth)

Plans for a dormer loft conversion have sparked objections from local residents in a village claiming that "interlopers" are buying bungalows in order to turn them into houses.

Planning permission for a dormer loft conversion on a seaside property in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, was sought but was ultimately rejected by Great Yarmouth Borough Council after it was deemed to not be in keeping with the area.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.