A Government Inspector has given the go ahead for a new home to be built in Brightlingsea.

Carly Nunn went to appeal after Tendring District Council (TDC) rejected her outline plans for land in Folkards Lane last year.

Now inspector Graham Wyatt has found in her favour and overturned the Council’s decision over the four bedroom property and two-bay cart lodge. However, he turned down an application for costs against TDC.

Mr Wyatt felt that the site – which is currently laid to grass bounded by trees, hedging and fencing – is an appropriate location for new housing.

He said it is very close to existing services and facilities in the town and would not appear isolated or encroach into the surrounding countryside.

Mrs Nunn will need to go back TDC to get matters such as layout, scale and design agreed.

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