A new house looks set to be built on part of a larger parcel of land in Wix used for equestrian purposes.
Part of the site off Bradfield Road already has a number of outbuildings and the outline application submitted to Tendring District Council (TDC) involves a detached three-bedroom property.
Further details, such as scale, layout, design, appearance and landscaping will still need to be agreed at a later date.
TDC decided the development is sustainable on economic, social and environment grounds and gave it the go ahead.
There was no comment received from Wix Parish Council and there were six letters of objection from residents.