A MOCK-Tudor home in Poole’s Branksome Park can be demolished to make way for a modern five-bedroom house.

Borough of Poole’s decision to refuse planning permission for the proposal at Martello Road, in the heart of Branksome Park Conservation Area, has been overturned on appeal.

The council had identified the property built between 1925 and 1933 as a “key building”.

They said it contributed to the special character and appearance of the conservation area and objected to the mass and scale of the proposed home.

Bournemouth-based town planning and appeal specialists Tanner and Tilley appealed against the council’s decision and after a three-day public inquiry a planning inspector allowed demolition and gave the green light to the new dwelling.

“The inspector’s decision reflects that we were right to question the conservation area assessment,” said Peter Tanner, managing director of Tanner and Tilley.

“The proposed replacement dwelling is of the highest standard.”