A housing development of up to 110 new homes on land in Kirby Cross has been given the all-clear by a Government Planning Inspector.
Nick Palmer decided to grant permission for the proposal for the open land to the back of Thorpe Road and Chapel Lane.
The outline plans were put forward by Mark Pickett of EMP Kirby Limited and were originally rejected by Tendring District Council (TDC) earlier this year.
Although the inspector has given the green light in principle the developer will need to go back to the Council for details such as design and layout to be agreed.
He also put forward 19 conditions which will have to be met.
TDC had objected to the effect of the development on the character and appearance of the area.
However, Mr Palmer decided that the general flat topography meant the homes would not be widely visible on the landscape.
He also believed that the scheme would not harm the setting of the adjacent Grade 2 Listed Building Mill House which was built in the 16th century.