Plans have been submitted to gut a town’s bank branch after its closure.

An application has been submitted to Breckland Council which will see Halifax on Church Street in Dereham, which is closing on March 14, have its ATM, signs, furniture, fixtures and equipment all removed.

Documents supporting the application state that the bank’s logo will be removed, and the exposed timber fascia backing panel is to be cleaned down with any holes filled.

The fascia panel is to be decorated to match the existing timber shop front.

It adds that all finishes and partitions will remain unaltered, and IT equipment and CCTV will be taken away with the removal of all loose furniture, fixtures and fittings/equipment also.

It adds the work will present the premises in a clean and organised way for any future occupants.

The document adds: “The closure works and de-branding is being undertaken in a full and sympathetic way.

“The works are designed to have no detrimental impact on the high street or the wider conservation area."

The plans can be viewed on Breckland's planning portal, look up reference 3PL/2023/1209/F