The following are recent planning applications and decisions for Wiltshire:

Trowbridge: Plans have been submitted to turn a derelict site in Trowbridge town centre into flats.

Craig Stone has put in a planning bid to build a block of flats on 16-17 Castle Street.

According to the design statement: “The building will take on the appearance of two semi-detached properties, set over three storeys.

“There will be two dwellings per storey, but the design of the building will appear as those the building is only a pair of semi-detached dwellings.”

On social media the plans have received some praise for its use of a brownfield site.

Pewsey: Dunmoore has launched a planning appeal over rejected plans to build 50 affordable houses in Pewsey.

The developer has planned to build the housing on land west of Wilcot Road but was told that the scheme was not appropriate.

Planning officers said: “The proposed development of this site will result in a permanent change to the character of the land and its use, resulting in a change from the agricultural/equestrian use and character to that of urban development.

“The development would not conserve nor enhance the existing undeveloped rural character of the site and would have a harmful impact upon local landscape character.”

Now the developer has launched a planning appeal to get the decision overturned.

Residents or parties interested in commenting on this bid must contact the planning inspectorate by December 20

Erlestoke: Plans to build a new agricultural storage building/ livestock barn and shed on South Farm in Erlestoke near Devizes have been withdrawn by Mark Brackstone, the applicant.

Orcheston: Plans to build an extension have been thrown out by Wiltshire Council.

Cherry Williams of Cherry Tree Cottage in Threepenny Bit applied to the council to build a single-storey side extension to their home.

However, the bid for listed building consent was refused by planning officers.

In refusing the plans, officers said: “The proposed extensions by reason of their height, roof design and their unbalanced nature, and also the lack of clear justification for the works, and loss of historic fabric, would fail to preserve the character and significance of the listed building.

“The harm is considered to be less than substantial in NPPF terms, however, no public benefits have been identified that could be weighed against that harm.

“The proposed ground-floor windows on the East elevation of the Northern extension would be an un-neighbourly addition and lead to an unacceptable level of overlooking into the private amenity space available to the occupiers of Hunters Moon.”

Baydon: Planning permission has been refused for a home extension.

Dr James Lawrence of 9 Ermin Close applied to Wiltshire Council for permission to build a two-storey extension to his home.

In refusing the bid, planning officers wrote: “The proposed development by reason of its forward position, bulk and unsubservient form would result in a dominant and incongruous addition to the host property harming the character of the area as the proposed development would fail to positively respond to the existing built form and building line of the area contrary to Core Policy 57 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy 2015.”

Trowbridge: Plans have been submitted to build a new house in the county town.

Ian Nicholson and Sharon Drew of Orchard End, Steeple Ashton have applied to Wiltshire Council to build a two-storey, four-bedroom home with garage at 1C Clarendon Road.

Minety: The council has refused to grant permission for plans to use an agricultural building as a house.

Ian Plank of 4 Church Lane, Cricklade has been refused prior planning permission to change the use of an agricultural building into accommodation at Wrens Brook on Sambourne Road.

“From the information provided the local planning authority is unable to be satisfied that the site forms part of an established agricultural unit for the purposes of a trade/business,” officers said. “Nor is the building an agricultural building as it is a stable block for the keeping of horses. Therefore, the stable building cannot benefit from consent.”