Highlands & Islands

Good Life actress Penelope Keith's tea room approved

Penelope Keith. Pic: To The Manor Born 25th Anniversary Special/BBC
Image caption Actress Penelope Keith and her husband first applied for planning permission in 2005

Good Life actress Penelope Keith has been given permission to open a tea room in the Scottish Highlands following a six-year planning battle.

Ms Keith, 70, and her husband Rodney Timson, have been planning to open the shop in Avoch, in the Black Isle, since 2005.

However, Highland Council refused her permission, saying her plans were out of character with the local area.

After submitting a revised design, the plan has now been approved.

The original plan by Ms Keith, who also appeared in To The Manor Born, had prompted opposition from some residents.

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