It was supposed to be a creative idea to promote art in the centre of a market town and help brighten up the community.

But street artist Vinnie Nylon's eye-catching creations on buildings in Bungay caused a stir in the town.

The art scheme backfired when the work was created on listed buildings in Bungay's conversation area without East Suffolk Council's approval as a planning authority.

The saga has now seen council enforcement officials visit the controversial artworks.

East Suffolk Council has confirmed inspectors have visited the sites where street art was painted on listed buildings in Bungay in August and a review is taking place.

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An East Suffolk Council spokesman said: “Five sites have been visited by East Suffolk Council planning enforcement officers and each will now be subject to an internal review.”

The work by Mr Nylon, who has worked with Banksy on projects with Bristol, London and Brighton, was his way of promoting an exhibition at the Fisher Theatre last month and a way of giving something to the town for free.

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Bungay Town Council had backed the theatre's proposal for the work to take place but left it to the arts venue to organise the details with East Suffolk Council.

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However it was then revealed that the theatre had not sought relevant permission from the district council.

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In order to preserve the original character of the old buildings any changes to their original form require consent from East Suffolk Council.

The Fisher had previously said that the town council "decided to step back" from their involvement in the commission of the street art leaving the theatre "short of time" to seek permission from the council.

A statement from the venue had said: "The Fisher Theatre is currently in ongoing discussion with East Suffolk Council to resolve this issue."