PLANS for a replacement house and garage in Murcott have been rejected by Wiltshire Council.

Neville Hughes of Murcott Farm in Crudwell had applied to replace the bungalow at his farm.

However, officers refused Mr Hughes planning permission, stating: “The proposal is located within the open countryside where new residential development is not permitted unless it satisfies the exception policies set out within the development plan.

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“The existing building is not incapable of retention, nor is it unsightly or out of character with its surroundings and as such the proposal does not comply with Wiltshire Core Strategy.”