Much needed work on a derelict grade II listed building could be delayed after an issue with the planning application for its refurbishment.

Permission was granted in September 2019 for the conversion and extension of 77-79 Barrack Street, which dates back to the early 19th century and was a fish and chip shop and kebab shop until around a decade ago.

However, with much of the work on the surrounding St James Quay development now complete, the crumbling building stands out like a sore thumb alongside new buildings.

Norwich Evening News: The grade listed building has been left derelict for years, with windows smashedThe grade listed building has been left derelict for years, with windows smashed (Image: Newsquest)

Norwich City Council has previously confirmed the property would "not be demolished" and that "consent was granted as part of the permission for the wider redevelopment of the Barrack Street site for them to be refurbished and brought back into use". 

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However, work on the listed building may be delayed after a snag in the initial application.

In an email to housing developer Hill Partnerships, a city council officer said "a full schedule has not been submitted" for the revamp works and has advised "withdrawing the current submission".

Norwich Evening News: 77-79 Barrack Street is a grade II listed building77-79 Barrack Street is a grade II listed building (Image: Newsquest)

It added: "No works to the relevant areas of 77-79 Barrack Street shall take place until a full schedule and specification of repairs for the external walls and foundations, floor joists and roof structure are submitted and agreed in writing by the local planning authority."

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Hill Partnerships and the city council have been contacted for comment on the matter.

Norwich Evening News: The Barrack Street buildings pictured in 2008The Barrack Street buildings pictured in 2008 (Image: Google Maps)

Permission for the St James Quay scheme, including 218 homes, a 60-bedroom hotel and offices, was granted in 2007 on part of the former Jarrold printworks site.

However, while some offices and a bridge over the river were built, a slowdown in the housing market meant the homes took some time to follow, with the first phase completed in 2021.