CALDERDALE Council has had a decision to reject planning permission for an Outlane building project overturned.
Last December the council refused permission for a disused outbuilding on Swan Lane to be turned into a workshop, office, gym, games room, sun room and single garage.
Councillors felt the plan would mean extending the building and making it too prominent in the open countryside.
They were also worried because the property was in the green belt.
The building is on land known as Old Lees, Lee Hill, where the applicant, Mr Mark Horsfall, lives with his family.
He appealed against the decision and Government planning inspector John Braithwaite visited the site.
He decided the application deserved granting and overturned the council decision.
He said the extension would not be out of proportion with the original structure.
Mr Braithwaite said the building and an old Nissen hut - which is to be demolished - were unattractive and it would be better to have new buildings.
He said the building was Grade II listed and all refurbishment would have to be in keeping with its character.
He placed conditions on the permission.
All wall materials have to be approved before use and all stonework will match the original building.
Roofing materials must also be approved and external pipes must be black, said Mr Braithwaite.
The extension details, such as materials and colour, must also be approved.