The following are planning applications, decisions and appeals made in Wiltshire, recently:

Southwick: A developer is seeking the views and opinions of residents over plans to build up to eight houses in Southwick near Trowbridge. The Gainsborough Group is inviting residents to view and discuss plans for the 14-acre site on land at Wesley Lane field. Gainsborough says it plans to work closely with the neighbourhood plan team to provide at least eight of the 27 houses allocated in the document which will be voted on this week (September 30). The developer added that there would be a discount for local residents and families.

“We also plan to ensure that the sites design and access plans ensure that the immediate neighbours to the field will benefit from improved drainage designs to improve conditions in the winter months,” a statement on Gainsborough’s website read.

“Additionally we plan a scheme of perimeter planting and with the larger plot sizes, the new homes will be built with discretion and privacy in mind as appropriate for this tranquil village lane setting.

“Gainsborough Group await patiently the outcomes of the local neighbourhood plan processes to determine and confirm requirements, and very much look forward to delivering beautiful new homes for the Southwick Village in 2022.”

The developer held a viewing at the function room of the Farmhouse Inn pub for residents to see and discuss the plans on September 28.

Calne: Planning appeal on a bid to build 32 houses in Calne set for mid-October. Rainier Developments and the Hon Shane O’Neill launched the appeal in July this year – the inquiry for which is set to begin on Tuesday, October 19. 

Council planning officers knocked the outline plans back in February this year stating that the “adverse impacts” of granting the access permission would not be outweighed by the benefits of the scheme. The plans relate to land south of Chilvester Hill in the town. 

They added: “The site is a rural gateway site on the edge of Calne. The development would harm the visual appearance and prevailing rural character in this edge of settlement context.

“It is not considered that the proposal would integrate effectively into the immediate setting and would have a harmful impact upon local landscape character.”

Royal Wootton Bassett: Plans to transform a former bank in Royal Wootton Bassett could be turned into a pizzeria.

Domino's Pizza has put in change of use and external alteration plans to transform the former Barclays bank in 135 High Street into one of its takeaway shops. A previous plan for the site was submitted by rival takeaway, Papa John’s in September 2020 but those plans were withdrawn. Barclays left the site in 2018.

Trowbridge: James Rastall of 8 Middle Lane has applied for planning permission to build a two-storey side and rear extension at his property.

Mr Rastall has also applied to build a new flat roofed garage. The application says the plans are to house a growing family.

Hilcott: 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.

“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.”

Chapmanslade: A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal over plans to turn part of an agricultural building into a tourist let. In September last year, plans by Mr and Mrs Gee of Ganders, Heath Farm Lane in Chapmanslade to transform part of an agricultural building and potting shed into holiday accommodation were refused by Wiltshire Council.

In rejecting the plans, council officers said the applicants had not shown the building was lawful, there was not adequate off-street parking provided for the proposals and that the plans were an “unjustified form of development”.

In dismissing the appeal, the planning inspector wrote: “The proposal would provide some support to the agricultural unit, as a form of diversification, and also to the rural economy.

“However, these benefits are outweighed by the harm I have identified in relation to highway safety.”