THE following planning applications have been decided upon by Wiltshire Council recently.

Malmesbury: Plans for a proposed change of use of agricultural buildings in Kingway Nurseries Chippenham Road have been thrown out due to ‘inadequate information’ on the scope of the works. The bid by Corston Properties Ltd would have seen the building transformed into five dwellinghouses and associated operations. The planning officer said: “The works required to put the buildings to residential use are not considered to be those reasonably necessary for the building to function as a dwellinghouse.”

Marlborough: Deborah Sheppard of 4 Silbury House put in a bid to demolish an existing house at Copelands in Poulton Hill to build a new house on the land. The plans have been approved.

Calne: Planning permission has been refused to Mr Godwin who put in an outline bid for the layout and redevelopment of a residential site at Golden Lands, 11 Beversbrook Lane. The plans included the demolition of the existing buildings and to build three dwellings and access on the site. According to the planning officer because the proposed development is on a quiet private lane and ‘inappropriate quantum’ that the plans were ‘overly intensive’. They added: “The proposal fails to have regard for the site characteristics, specifically the lower density level of development along Beversbrook Lane. The proposal would lead to an intensification in the vehicular use of the private lane which is likely to conflict with the current users of the lane and the amenity value it provides to existing residents.”

Hilmarton: Plans for a new farm road and entrance have been approved. This follows a successful bid by the Cowick Farm Partnership.

Chippenham: Planning permission has been given to Jacob Alexander of 219 London Road. Mr Alexander bid to remove an existing shed in his garden and replace it with a larger shed was approved by planning officers.

Chippenham: The former Magistrates Court in Pewsham Way is due to be turned into a Lidl following a successful bid by the German giant. Lidl’s permission also includes car parking and servicing areas, access to the site, landscaping and associated works following the demolition of the existing building.

Kington Langley: Planning permission was sought to demolish and replace a porch at 15 Wayside Close. Mr and Mrs Hutchins also bid to build a new rear balcony, as well as to make alterations to the windows and doors. The plans were given planning approval.

Dilton Marsh: Shaun Burton of Clivey Paddocks in Clivey applied for planning permission for the construction of a ménage pony arena at his property. The plans have been approved under the conditions that the ménage only be for private use and ‘shall at no time be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever’.

Box Hill: Wendy Johnson of Vale View cottage has been given planning permission to build a single-storey rear extension on her property.

Melksham: Ryan Poolman has been granted planning permission for a new attached dwelling and works at 17 Waverley Gardens.

Trowbridge: Repair works to the brick wall and pillars at the front of Newtown Primary School (pictured) will take place soon. This follows the school receiving listed building consent to carry out the works.

Trowbridge: Richard Cairns of 2 White Horse Close applied to build a single- and two-storey extension on his property. The bid has since been rubber-stamped.

Wingfield: Listed building consent has been given for plans to construct a single-storey biomass boiler room building and pellet store at Trowle House in Trowbridge Road. The bid, which was submitted by Mr Smith and Ms Braunbarth has been approved with conditions.

Warminster: Plans to build an extension to the Aqua Sana at Center Parcs Longleat Forest were granted planning permission. The bid includes plans to extend the existing shower area to create a larger floor area to accommodate additional shower cubicles from six to 11.

Mere: Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of an existing conservatory at Suncroft in Springfield Road, and to replace it with a single-storey rear extension. The plans, submitted by Amber Moore, also include a request for the extension of the dormer windows to the front and rear of the property.