The following are planning decisions made by Wiltshire Council, recently:

Westbury: Outline plans by Gleeson Strategic Land to build up 67 houses on land south of Sandhole Lane have been blocked by Wiltshire Council. In their report, the local authority’s planning officers said that while they are mindful of the five-year housing land supply shortfall in Wiltshire – that this bid is considered to be “inappropriate, unsustainable form of development which would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits”.

More than 200 letters were sent regarding the application with the vast majority of those opposing the proposals. Many of which agreed with the final decision by the planning officers that the bid would turn the rural area into something far more urban in appearance. The decision also noted: “The proposed development does not make any provisions for securing the necessary infrastructure provision such as affordable housing and education provision.”

Trowbridge: Danny Harrison of 35 Drynham Road has successfully bid to build a two-storey extension to his property

Hilperton: Nick Lawes of 114 Cornbrash Rise was successful in his bid to build a single-storey side and rear extension.

Pewsey: Mr Eddell has won planning permission to demolish an existing swimming pool and garden shed at Embrook House, Hilcott. Under the green lit proposals, Mr Eddell will be able to replace the demolished structures with a new garage fit with a granny annex above. The bid will also allow him to move one of the two accesses to the property to a safer location, install a water treatment plant to replace a septic tank and create a new driveway with a timber-framed window into the cottage.

Pewsey: Listed building consent has been awarded to Mr Wallis of Church Road in Woodborough to change the use of 19 High Street from an office space to residential, as well as the reinstatement of an internal wall and door.

Corsham: A bid has been rubber-stamped to allow for the garage at 3 Picked Mead to be converted into a living space.

Marlborough: Jo Borthwick has been given the green light to transform the Checkpoint Exhaust Tyre And Battery Centre on George Lane into a swimming pool. The bid includes plans to install an above ground 6m by 12m pool with a plant room. Additionally the plans will allow for the installation of a boiler, shower and changing room.

Castle Combe: Nigel Manning-Morton bid to turn the Stables in Upper Castle Combe into holiday accommodation. The now approved bid will see Mr Manning-Morton transform the disused rural building into tourist let accommodation. This will mean the building will be converted with the addition of a new single-storey extension set to be added to the property.

Baydon: Planning permission has been given for the construction of a lean-to building for housing livestock at Gore Lane Farm.

Bradford on Avon: Mr and Mrs Lacey have won their planning bid for works on their Belcombe Place home. Now, the couple will be able to refurbish the existing property with new entrances at the rear of the property, as well as replacing the garage roof and wall.

Chippenham: Mr Webb of 8 Stainers Way has been granted planning approval to build a two-storey rear extension at his property. Likewise, Mr Webb has also been granted approval to build a two-storey rear extension at 6 Stainers Way.

Great Cheverell: Rachel Hicks has won planning permission to make alterations to an existing artist studio and garden room at Porch House on 76 High Street. The permission will allow Mrs Hinks to convert the room into a self-contained annex to be used as a granny flat or to be let out on AirBnB.

Trowbridge: Amelia Adams of Sarsen Court in Devizes has been granted planning permission to build a prefabricated storage shed at 10 Mill Street, Trowbridge.

Trowbridge: A new single-storey side extension will be built onto 89 Mascroft Road following a successful planning bid by David Kent.

Stanton St Quintin: David Killinger has been granted planning permission to build a log cabin at the end of his garden at Stanton St Quintin. Mr Killinger already had planning permission for the build last year, but wanted to make some changes to its design which warranted a fresh bid. The cabin remains the same size (4m x 4m) but differed slightly due to the introduction of a new canopy.