A KINGLASSIE businesswoman is made up after her plans for a beauty salon in the back garden were approved.

Mrs Stacey Whittaker, of Lochty Park, had been wrongly advised that she didn't need planning permission from Fife Council and went ahead with the work.

Thankfully her retrospective application for her garden studio was taken on face value and consent was given.

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The application, submitted by her partner, explained: "Over the previous three years my wife's business as a make-up artist has suffered greatly as a result of COVID and rising energy costs.

Central Fife Times: The retrospective planning application was approved by Fife Council.The retrospective planning application was approved by Fife Council. (Image: Newsquest)

"Unfortunately due to this she has had to close two salons in Fife which has hit her financially and mentally.

"We are looking to build a garden room for her to be able to work from.

"This will involve make-up applications, make-up lessons and also facial treatments."

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Planning permission was granted for the outbuilding, which the council report said was 3.6 metres wide, 6.9m long and up to 2.65m high.

The case officer decided that the development was "not unduly overbearing" and "does not have any significant privacy implications" for neighbouring properties.