A TEST Valley councillor can replace metal railings with a brick and flint wall in front of his home.

Cllr Stewart MacDonald, who represents the Mid Test ward, had a planning application permitted for the work at Station Road in Over Wallop.

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It was approved by Test Valley Borough Council's southern area planning committee on Tuesday, September 26. 

The scheme was before the committee because the applicant is a councillor. 

In the planning officers' report, it said: “It is considered that the proposed wall would not detract from the significance of the heritage assets (and by doing so preserve those assets) and would integrate successfully with the character of the area.”

The scheme was unanimously approved.