Date published: 18th May 2023

The Planning Inspector has dismissed the planning appeal for retention of an unauthorised contemporary house at Arcady, Cley next the Sea.

North Norfolk District Council welcomes this decision in what has been an important and complex case for the local community, the appellant and the Council itself.

The Planning Inspector’s decision will require demolition of the unauthorised house by October 18, 2024 and remediation of ground levels on site three months after that date. The decision grants permission for an annex building and swimming pool.

The Council will endeavour to work with the appellants to deliver the required outcomes from these decisions.

Cllr Andrew Brown, Planning and Enforcement Portfolio Holder for North Norfolk District Council, said:

“As Portfolio Holder I should like to thank the Inspector, staff and legal team representing NNDC for their dedication and professionalism.”

Cllr Dr Victoria Holliday, NNDC member for Coastal Ward and Cley Parish Councillor, commented:

“The Parish Council notes the Inspector's decision. The Council felt the Hearing was fair and comprehensive.”

The full details of this appeal decision can be viewed at:

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Last updated: 18th May 2023