BED and breakfast holiday accommodation and a function suite were proposed at a listed farm house dating from 1890.

The application was made by Nick Jones at Dodleston Lane Farm, Dodleston Lane, Pulford, who told planners he was seeking approval for a change of use from a dwelling to part residential, part holiday accommodation and a function suite.

The ‘modest’ function suite would provide for weddings and similar social occasions involving 12-16 guests, according to a report.

No comments were made by parish councillors and there were no objections from the highway authority.

The main part of the ‘very substantial’ house would remain residential, planners pointed out.

The proposed change of use would also contribute towards the diversification of the rural economy.

There would be no significant harm to the character of the open countryside and parking on part of the farmyard would not be generally visible.

Planners concluded the application would not cause demonstrable harm to the general amenities of the area.

The borough council agreed the change of use could have permission.

Listed building consent was also granted for internal alterations.