A government planning inspector has overturned Waverley Borough Council’s refusal of planning permission for an extension to a market stall in Castle Street, Farnham.

The application, by Flavia Estates SARBS Ltd, seeks to build a glazed extension linking two of Castle Street's three existing orangery-style market kiosks.

The kiosks sit within the Farnham Conservation Area and are located near a number of listed buildings, including the Grade II* 76 Castle Street and Grade II listed Lloyds Bank and Town Hall.

Waverley rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would harm the character of Farnham's Conservation Area.

But the inspector allowed the appeal, stating the extension would preserve the appearance of the Conservation Area and would not harm the setting of nearby listed buildings.

The inspector, B Phillips, said: "The proposed extension’s extensive use of glazing and frameless design would result in a lightweight structure that would ensure that, whilst there would be some minor reduction in views between the kiosks due to the reflective nature of glass, visibility between the kiosk structures would not be lost."

He added visibility between the kiosks is "already compromised by the use of the spaces as storage or for tables and chairs".