Permission has been given to demolish a 1930s bungalow at Mount Lane, Eype, replacing it with a modern 'green' home.

The property, Whitelands, is just inland from the Eype House caravan and camping park and a short distance from Eype’s Mouth within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The new building, mostly one storey, will be finished in natural stone, timber cladding and render with a natural sedum roof on one section and integrated solar panels on the other. It will have aluminium or wood light grey or brown windows and a similar front door.

The proposal also allows for an increase from one car parking space to three.

An outline plan of the new property shows three bedrooms, one en-suite, with a combined kitchen, dining and living area, and with a utility room, WC and shower off that. All of these are on the ground floor with a study and utility room above, set back into the site.

The outside area adjoining the home has a veranda at the north west corner and terrace at the opposite end.

The current white bungalow is adjacent to a track which provides access to National Trust land to the north, where a footpath connects on to the south west coastal path.

The application to Dorset Council said that the original application, for a two storey building, was reduced in height following talks with the National Trust to make it less visible.