Plans to build a block of flats on George Lane have been knocked back by planning officers.

Domus Property put in a bid with Wiltshire Council to construct a building with two, two-bed flats.

The planning statement for the proposals said: “It represents a highly sustainable brownfield opportunity within the settlement boundary of Marlborough."

“To the north west of the site is Figgins Lane and car park which provides direct pedestrian access to the High Street, with its range of shops and services all within walking distance.

“Bus connections are also available within a short distance along George Lane.”

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However, planning officers declined the plans, citing the position of the proposed block and the impact it would have on 55 George Lane.

Officers added: “The height, depth and proximity of the development to the eastern side boundary would result in a loss of daylight to side-facing windows at the neighbouring property at 57 George Lane, and a loss of privacy in terms of intervisibility between the neighbouring windows and windows in the proposed building, that would materially impact on neighbouring residential amenities.”