PLANS have been submitted to build a house in the village of Hilcott.

Mr and Mrs Manning of St Annes Cottage, Stitchings Lane have applied to build the three-storey, three-bedroom house in the village.

The planning statement leans heavily on Wiltshire Council’s lack of a demonstrable five-year housing land supply – thus engaging a titled balance when considering development.

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“Planning permission should be granted unless any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits,” the statement continues.

“The infill plot is located within an existing cluster of dwellings along Stitching’s Lane, it does not elongate the village and the development will not adversely impact the landscape owing to its high-quality traditional design.”