PEWSEY: Three houses at the Old School site on River street are set to be knocked down to make way for one five bedroomed house in . Colin King from Wilcot Road objects. He said: "To destroy three homes and to make one larger residence does not fit in with the much talked about need in Pewsey , for affordable homes and homes for first time buyers.” Applicant Mr S Thompson said: “There will be minimal impact made by the proposed because all changes are internal. All changes internally will be to remove modern stud partitions & materials which were added to the existing school house in 1991. There will be no external changes to the old school house.” The transformation was given approval.

TROWBRIDGE: Holly Fisher has been granted permission to build an extension onto her home on Victoria Street in Trowbridge following the demolition of an existing garage. The extension was approved after planning officers ruled that it would not impact on any other housing. The report said: “No side windows are proposed on this end elevation, therefore there would not be any overlooking of this dwelling and due to the proposal’s orientation and separation distance between the two buildings it is further appraised that there would not be any overshadowing or loss of light.”

WESTBURY: A home in Studland Park has been granted permission to take down an existing conservatory and build a new single storey rear extension. No objections were raised by either Westbury town council or neighbours, and the case officer ruled it would “be complimentary and sympathetic to the main house and which would utilise an appropriate area of the site. The proposal would create and utilise a slightly larger footprint than that of the existing conservatory and would use matching materials.

It is consequently considered that the proposal would be in keeping with the host building.”

TROWBRIDGE The Ashton Street Centre could be demolished, with special care taken to get rid of any asbestos in the building work. Planning officers have ruled that before this can be done, a formal demolition application must be submitted to the council.

The site includes the main building, garage, two stores, and a bin store. Officers said: “There will be an initial soft strip and any asbestos will be removed.

Following this, a mechanical demolition will take place using excavators to deconstruct the building. Any rubble will be disposed of via a licensed tip. The Environmental Health Officer has requested that a demolition environmental management plan to be submitted alongside hours of work and confirmation that no waste/materials will be burnt on site. It is considered that due to the site being surrounded by residential properties that Prior Approval is required in order for this information to be submitted.

BRADFORD ON AVON: Plans for a new bungalow and garage extension on garden space in Priory Close objected to by Bradford on Avon town council have been approved by Wiltshire Council.

Despite letters in support from neighbouring home owners, the council said: "We consider this to be over development of the site.

The new dwelling and its proximity to the existing house would appear cramped on this prominent corner site. Although we have no objection to a modernist solution to create a new dwelling in this area the proposals would result in overlooking by the occupiers of the existing dwelling and would result in unacceptable living conditions for the future occupiers of the proposed dwelling."

WARMINSTER: Planning permission for a car wash site that has been running for over a year has been refused with Wiltshire Council. Astrit Rexhaj, owner of Easyclean on Woodock Road failed to be granted permission for the business.

The business risks closure because permission for the hand wash, which has received complaints from neighbours about noise pollution, and the concerns that drainage containing oil and dirt from cars could put a protected Oak tree under threat.

Mr Rexhaj wanted to see the former dairy space become a car wash zone.Officers ruled not enough information had been provided about drainage, noise impact and opening hours of the business and said the company fails to comply with planning policy.