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Kirby: Officers overruled in farm house planning permission
6:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
COUNCILLORS have overruled planning officers to give plans for a new farm house in Kirby the green light.
An application had been launched by the owners of Parkers Farm in Mumford Lane, Kirby, to demolish unwanted farm buildings and build a new two-storey house on the site.
The plans included a four bedroom house and an attached office.
Planning officers recommended refusal of the scheme based on local and national policy grounds.
But councillors decided it was an exceptional case and approved the application anyway.
Kirby councillor Mark Cossens said: “It is nice for us to be able to support a young business man in developing that business in Tendring.
“The farmer is a man who aspired to farm in his own right locally and was able to purchase some land on which to build his business.
“It did not have a property on which he could live in but he is now in a position to build a house to live in at the site.
“I’m pleased to see some common sense applied. This is a very genuine applicant wanting to build a home and run a successful business in Tendring.”
Planning permission has now been granted, with a condition that the property is limited to use by the farm manager and his family.