AN orangery had approval at a previously extended Green Belt property set in mature gardens close to a site of biological importance.
The application was submitted at Haddon Wood, Vicarage Lane, Burton, Neston, by Mrs and Mrs Syvret.
The detached house, on the outskirts of Burton, is also within an area of special county value for landscape, according to a report.
The orangery, at the rear of the house, would have a maximum height of 5.2 metres with a lantern- style roof.
In 2009 permission was granted for a single-storey extension at the front, first-floor side extensions, single-storey rear extensions, a garage extension and alterations to the roof to include four new dormers.
No objections were raised by neighbours.
The house is well screened by mature planting, planners pointed out, and is only partly visible from nearby properties and from Vicarage Lane.
They did not believe the orangery would significantly increase its prominence in the Green Belt.
Taken with previous extensions to the large house, there would be a substantial increase in floor space but the new-build would not be out of keeping. There would be no unacceptable effect on neighbours.
Biodiversity officers pointed out the house is close to Burton Wood and the property is ideal for foraging bats. They suggested a bat box should be provided.
Planners agreed Mr and Mrs Syvret should be informed of the potential for bats and the scope to enhance the biodiversity of the site.
The application was recommended for approval and the council agreed it could have permission.