HOLIDAY accommodation had permission close to the Oulton Park racing circuit.

The application was put forward by Mr and Mrs M Davies at The Old School House, Rushton Lane, Little Budworth.

Mr and Mrs Davies told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council they were seeking approval to convert a garage at the detached property into a kitchen and to build a new, two storey, detached double garage with holiday accommodation above.

This would have two bedrooms, an ensuite and a living room on the first floor with a kitchen on the ground floor.

No objections were raised by Rushton Parish Council.

Planners accepted the building "is not strictly a chalet" but pointed out that chalet type development was allowed within the open countryside.

They did not believe the new accommodation would be visually intrusive and pointed out the scheme would meet a requirement that it should be centred on areas such as Little Budworth Country Park, Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Trail.

The Oulton Park racing circuit was also a major tourist attraction.

The application was recommended for approval and permission was granted.