AN appeal has been lodged after planning chiefs rejected proposals for an orangery beside a listed building in a Hampshire village.

New Forest District Council’s decision to refuse an application relating to Reads Farmhouse at Martin Road, Martin, could be overturned by a government-appointed planning inspector.

Martin Parish Council had supported the proposal.

But a report to district councillors said the orangery would be a harmful addition that would detract from the character and appearance of Martin Conservation Area.

It added: “The orangery would provide additional accommodation that would enhance the living arrangements for the occupier.

“However, this would not outweigh the harm.”