A POPULAR farm shop and holiday park has been granted permission for 'necessary' improvements.

The Hollies Farm Shop in Little Budworth has had two planning applications approved as it looks to keep up with its increasing popularity.

A new toilet block is set to be built while two cabins on the site will be repurposed, one becoming a holiday accommodation and another as the warden’s accommodation.

“The site is now a well-known and very successful tourism and leisure destination that attracts a significant number of visitors to the borough,” reads a letter included in the toilet block application.

“As a successful longstanding family business, the site has a significant planning history approved in connection with the growth of the various parts of the business.

“The additional facilities are considered necessary due to significant and sustained growth and increasing visitor numbers that the business has seen over the past few years.”

The current toilet block was built in 2009 and serves alongside toilet facilities inside the café, which was extended in 2017.

The plans approved this month will see additional toilet facilities created in a single-storey building close to the existing block, which will continue to function.

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This new block will be available to both customers at the shop and holidaymakers staying on the site.

Recommending the plans be approved, case officer Edward Shepherd said: “The applicant has set out the Hollies site had more than 6,000 visitors last week and averages more than 900 per day.

“The current toilet facilities within the café are in a poor state of repair and are limited in total capacity, not reaching the overall demand of the site.”

Elsewhere, two of the seven cabins on the Hollies site will be given new purposes.

Until now the extended cabin two has served as the warden’s accommodation, with these duties set to be taken over by cabin four.

Cabin two will therefore be turned into holiday accommodation, in line with the other five cabins.

Both applications were approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council on March 6.