Fire-ravaged house could be restored to its former glory
PUBLISHED: 14:58 09 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25 09 October 2019
A house that was gutted in a fire that started in an upstairs bedroom could be restored to its former glory.
Plans for a partial reconstruction of the detached house in Station Road, West Runton, near Cromer, have been lodged with North Norfolk District Council.
The new proposals are for a replacement roof, first floor, windows and part of the walls.
A heritage statement submitted with the application states: "The appearance of the property will not be altered in the reinstatement works, restoring the building like for like to its existing appearance before the fire damage."
The blaze occurred on Easter Sunday. Trainee teacher Gaby Toyn said at the time that she was sitting chatting with her parents when a neighbour burst into the living room to alert them to the fire, which started just before 5pm. She said her parents had lived at the house for 20 years.