DUNCTON Parish Council has won planning consent for an extension to the village hall which it says will open it to a wider group of users.
The extension, which will add nearly 50 square metres to the overall floorspace of the existing building, will provide an office and additional storage room.
District planners were told the addition of an office would give much needed facilities to improve the everyday running of the hall, and enable the provision of computer and internet facilities that would be open for use by villagers.
It would also provide a meeting place for the village hall trustees and other local groups.
The new storage space is to be used to house tables and chairs which at present take up space in the main hall.
Other users of the building, such as art and yoga classes, will also be able to make use of the space to store equipment and materials.
Planners were told the total floor area of the existing building is 235 sq metres and, with the extension built at the eastern end of the main hall, it will be increased to 282 sq metres.
The budget for the project is below £300,000 and access to the hall, and disabled facilities, will not be affected.