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

Malmesbury: A planning bid by Orysya Lyvchanyn to build a gabion wall on land adjacent to Waitrose has been declined. 

Ms Lyvchanyn had asked the council permission to build a gabion wall and for the change of use of the land to a private amenity or recreation space.

According to the decision report, planning officers thought the bid would be considered intrusive and uncharacteristic of the area. 

They wrote: "The proposals result in an unnatural, manmade landscape feature of substantial scale in an open agricultural field and this is considered intrusive, incongruous and uncharacteristic of the locality with consequent harm to the character, appearance and visual amenity of the locality." 

Devizes: It's good news for the town as Wiltshire Council has agreed to allow for lighting to be installed at the car park and the building at the sports field on Green Lane. 

Sutton Veny: Miss Starkie of 80 High Street has been granted planning permission for a rear first-floor extension at her property. 

Corsham: Ian Dreelan of 3 Ladbrook Lane has been given the green light to begin work on a two-storey extension to his home, following a successful planning bid. 

Crudwell: Paul Jewell has been given planning approval for his retrospective bid to raise the roof of his detached double garage at Ashlea, Tetbury Lane.

Chippenham: The local authority has knocked back a prior notification for a large extension on 134 Sheldon Road by Mr Gosal.

The plans would have been a proposed single-storey rear extension extended to 6m from the wall with a maximum height of 3m. 

However, after carrying out consultation with residents the planning officers deemed the plans would cause a loss of amenities for Mr Gosal's neighbours. 

The report said: "The proposed development would result in harm to and a loss of residential amenity for neighbouring properties by virtue of the scale, form, bulk, mass and positioning of the development proposed being overbearing and leading to a loss of daylight."

Tytherton Lucas: Planning approval has been given for a bid to convert a stable at The Stables, East of Penrose to a dwelling. 

Castle Coombe: A single-storey underground extension bid by David Fleming has been given the chequered flag at Park Lane Cottage in the village. 

Melksham: A new pizza shop will be coming to Bank Street (pictured) following a successful planning bid by Papa John's. 

The popular pizza chain bid for a change of use of the unit at 12 Bank Street to that of a hot food take away with some external and internal alterations. 

However, not everyone will be happy, as 14 letters of objection were sent into the council regarding the shop. many of them highlighting the number fo fast food or take away restaurants in the town, and on Bank Street in particular. 

Some feared it would have a negative impact on the local food businesses in Melksham. 

On resident, Barry Davies of Bath Road said: "I also note there are double yellow lines to the front of the property, how will customers be prevented from illegally parking here, this is close to a major junction of the town centre, illegal parking here would be extremely disruptive."

Warminster: A couple who bid to replace their conservatory and make some changes to their kitchen were told no by the council. 

Mr and Mrs Nash of Crockerton House, The Green were denied planning approval, according to officers because there would be a loss of "historic fabric" due to the works. 

The report says: "The proposal, by reason of the loss of historic fabric and character and via change to its layout and original external form would result in irreversible 'less than substantial harm' to this grade II listed building."

The officers believed the harm caused could not be justified or supported. 

Warminster: The leisure centre in Woodcock Road is about to be part of the green revolution.

This comes as the Warminster Sports Centre has been granted planning permission to install solar panels facing the sports hall and pool roof.

The approved bid will also see the existing boilers removed and the installation of external air source heat pumps.