A PLANNING appeal has been launched over Wiltshire Council’s refusal to grant retrospective planning permission for a garage.

Tony Kiernan The Coach House, Back Lane in Marlborough had applied for planning permission for an already built garage at his property.

However, planning officers at the council rejected Mr Kiernan’s bid stating that the development caused harm to the setting of the listed building and the overall Marlborough Conservation Area.

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They added: “Whilst this harm is considered to amount to less than substantial harm in the context of the National Planning Policy Framework, no public benefits have been identified which are considered to outweigh the harm to the heritage assets identified.”

Any interested parties who wish to comment on the bid must contact the planning inspectorate within four weeks.