A unique building in Brigg can be extended, North Lincolnshire Council has now decided.
An application was submitted last autumn for Cemetery Lodge, facing the A18 on Wrawby Road, seeking permission to erect a first-floor extension to the front of the property and a two-storey extension with balcony to the rear, with associated external alterations.
Brigg Town Council lodged an objection to this application, suggesting the materials proposed were not in keeping with the current building.
However, during its latest meeting, North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee considered the scheme and granted approval for this domestic property.
A detailed assessment report prepared for district councillors ahead of the meeting concluded: "It is considered that these modern additions to both the front and rear of the dwelling will not jar visually with the original features of the house and will not form alien or discordant features in the street scene or from within the cemetery."
Council planning staff therefore recommended that the committee - comprising elected representatives from across the district - should grant permission.
The Cemetery Lodge was constructed in Victorian Gothic style near the entrance to what was then Wrawby & Brigg Joint Burial Board's cemetery. In local authority ownership for many years, the property was sold several decades ago and became a privately-owned residence.