A cafe in north Norfolk could close down to make way for housing.

Plans have been submitted to North Norfolk District Council seeking prior approval for the change of use of the Mulberry Cafe and Tea Room on Station Road in Sheringham.

If the bid is approved, the premises would be converted into a four-bedroom house. 

A document submitted with the application says the cafe owners have declined to renew their lease of sell on the business interest because of current trading uncertainty.

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The application also says it would be "unreasonable" to claim that the loss of one food outlet such as The Mulberry would significantly impact the local and visitor economy.

The cafe opened in 2010 and has been a popular breakfast haunt for north Norfolk residents, with a secretive alleyway courtyard to soak up the sun in.

The building, a mixed-use residential and retail development, dates from the 1970s. A bag shop and a beauty salon occupy two of its other units.

A decision on the application is expected by August 26.