A PLAN for a detached house in Gomersal has been approved in spite of officers’ objections. The plan, by Kim Wolstenholme is for a development at Field Head Farm, 150 Latham Lane. Planning officers had recommended the plan be refused on the grounds no special circumstances had been demonstrated to justify building on the greenbelt. But following an appeal by the applicant, the Heavy Woollen Planning sub-committee approved the plan. Ms Wolstenholme said the development, which would be built on the site of an existing barn, would improve turning space for vehicles on Latham Lane. She added: “Planning officers have agreed the proposal would not have an impact on the character of the greenbelt.” Four of her neighbours also spoke in favour of the plan. Claire North, of Latham Lane, said: “I have an eight-year-old child and two dogs and I think the proposal would be invaluable for safety.” Four residents objected to the proposal on the grounds the passing point would only lead to more vehicles using the lane, and it may lead to further developments on the greenbelt. Remembrance Day 2018: what time are the parades in North Kirklees?