A bungalow can be built on land within Little Bromley after Tendring District Council’s Planning Committee gave the green light to the scheme.
The single-storey three-bedroom home is to be located next to Wisteria Cottage in Shop Road.
Councillors on the Planning Committee ruled on the scheme, rather than council officers, because the applicant is Tendring District Council leader Neil Stock.
The Committee heard last night how the scheme was designed with features to match nearby homes, along with its height.
Little Bromley Parish Council made no representations, while four letters objecting to the plans were received.
The Committee followed the officer recommendation and approved the scheme.