MARLBOROUGH: An application for work to trees in a conservation area at Martinscote, Pound Lane, Oare has been approved with no objections.

A mulberry tree is to be reduced by 1.8m and have a 2.4m crown thin and prune. A beech tree will be also cut back because of an overhanging branch.

CHIPPENHAM: Hullavington C of E Primary on The Street has had an application approved with conditions for the continued use of a single mobile building with toilets and single mobile classroom with toilets attached for the next five years.

The building must be removed on or before January 3, 2025.

This is to enable the local planning authority to review the development considering the temporary nature of the building, materials and construction. The site is susceptible to groundwater flooding, however, the risk is not considered severe. Hullavington Parish Council had no comment.

MALMESBURY: A plan for 4 Easton Town, Sherston has been approved with conditions. The development is for a new building to provide a granny annexe along with carers accommodation.

Wessex Water and the highways officer had no objection, but asked that condition be imposed that the development does not encroach further, the height is no greater than next door’s annexe, that a rusty chicken shed is removed and that there be no further extensions to the building.

WARMINSTER: A plan to install a Portacabin to house staff who were moved out of Warminster Garrison temporarily at Warminster Training Centre on Imber Road has been approved with conditions.

The previous building was not available for their occupation on return.

The Portacabin has been placed on grass between two buildings that weren’t being used. The conditions say it must be removed and the land restored to its former condition on or before 06 January 2025, as it would not be suitable as a permanent development.

MALMESBURY: Minety C of E Primary on Sawyers Hill, pictured, has had a planning application approved with conditions for the continued use of a double mobile classroom with toilets, going against usual council policies which would prohibit the second use of a mobile classroom there.

A tree preservation order is covering most of the school site, and it was confirmed the proposal would have no additional effect on the trees. Minety Parish Council had no objection.

CALNE: A plan for the MoD on Lyneham Road for a single-storey building providing offices, accommodation and a stand-by room has been approved with conditions.

The building will provide 24-hour surveillance of the site and storage. It also includes alterations to the existing internal vehicle and pedestrian access routes as well as internal fencing.

WESTBURY: An application has been approved with conditions for adaptations and alterations of former pigsties and a yard to provide garden with a vehicle store, potting shed and greenhouse. The farmhouse and former outbuildings at the Old Dairy, Coulston, are listed buildings in the open countryside.

Planners said that the existing buildings are in a poor state of repair., but only the pigsty is identified as being of historic significance. Officers said approving the application would help restore the heritage of the building. There was support for the scheme from Coulston Parish Council.

MELKSHAM: Land at Bath Road in Shaw has had a plan approved with conditions for a change of use to a secure dog exercise and training area, with associated development. The site would be used for private dog walking using the existing access track and an area of land is ready to be used as a parking area. A 6ft deer fence would also be put up around the training area. Melksham Without Parish Council had no objections and 16 letters were received supporting the development.

CHIPPENHAM: Planning permission has been approved with conditions for repairing a stone roof and re-leading of a chimney of a building on Bristol Road. The building is a Grade II listed building so the conditions are that the work must preserve the listed building and its setting.

Officers said there would be no significant impact on the locality as the works are to repair an existing building. The Town Council had no objections to the works being carried out.