THE Ministry of Defence has been refused planning permission on a bid to replace equipment.

The MoD applied to Wiltshire Council for permission to remove an existing ISO container used for fire training at its Rudloe site.

It was proposed that the container would be replaced with three containers to be used for “Breathing Apparatus and Carbonaceous Fire Behaviour Training”.

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In refusing the application, the council’s planning officers wrote: “The proposed facility is a permanent structure that exceeds the size limitations set out in General Permitted Development Order 2015.”