The following are planning applications, appeals, decisions and more from Wiltshire, recently.

19/11575/FUL: An appeal over a travellers pitch in Chapmanslade is set to begin later this month.

Mr Hughes had applied for a change of use of land south west of Black Dog Hill to allow him to site two pitches, two mobile homes, two touring caravans and two day rooms.

In reviewing the bid, council planning officers wrote: “Proposals for new gypsy and traveller pitches or travelling show people plots/yards will only be granted where there is no conflict with other planning policies and where no barrier to development exists.”

However, officers said Mr Hughes’ plans would be an “unjustified development” and would result in harm to the character and appearance of the area. Officers also said that the site would lead to increased access to the A36 which would have an “unacceptable impact on highway safety. Insufficient information has been submitted to demonstrate that the proposed development would provide adequate levels of amenity for future occupiers given its close proximity to the A36,” planning officers continued in their rejection of the bid.

“Insufficient information has been submitted to demonstrate that the proposed development can be serviced by essential services such as water, power and drainage.”

Since this rejection, Mr Hughes has launched a planning appeal where an inspector will determine if his plans can go ahead or not.

The appeal is set to take place on Tuesday, January 25 at St John’s Parish and Conference Centre, Trowbridge at 10am.

PL/2021/11742: A bid to build a new extension has been given the green light by Wiltshire Council.

Mrs Masheder of 56 Spa Road, Melksham has won planning permission to build a single-storey rear extension at her home.

PL/2021/11594: A pub near Devizes has submitted plans to create a fenced pub garden.

The George & Dragon in Erlestoke has applied to the council to install a fenced pub garden with “natural materials to blend into the surrounding countryside”.

This will involve putting up new signage for the pub and installing new roof vents and extractors for a new commercial kitchen.

The 17th century public house has been closed for the past six years, but has been made an asset of community value.

It was rundown by the previous owner but over the last year meetings have taken place with the parish council and a local group – Save the George and Dragon – both are keen to see the pub reopen.

PL/2021/10960: Planning permission has been denied to a bid to transform an agricultural building into housing.

Ms Holloway applied to Wiltshire Council to convert an agricultural building at The Old Estate Yard, West Lavington into a house.

In refusing the plan, officers said: “The application fails to demonstrate that the works required, rather than comprising conversion of the existing building, would not involve a degree of rebuilding works that go beyond the scope of the development.

“The application fails to demonstrate that the works required would not consist of building operations other than the installation or replacement of windows, doors, roofs or exterior walls, or water, drainage, electricity, gas or other services to the extent reasonably necessary for the building to function as a dwellinghouse.”

PL/2022/00017: An application has been submitted to cut down 40 trees in Warminster. Nigle Linge of 124 Elm Hill in Warminster has made a bid to the council to dismantle and fell 40 trees including ash, sycamore and hawthorn to allow widening of bridle path to allow access for horses.

PL/2021/10174: Planning permission has been given to install a granny annexe near Devizes.

Mrs Brewer of 4 Conops, Stibb Hill, West Lavington has won planning consent to build a timber-framed granny annexe at the bottom of her garden. The green light also means that the annexe can be used as ancillary accommodation away from the main house at 4 Conops.

The design and access statement said: “The proposed granny annexe will be for the applicant, who due to advancing age and ill health requires the much-needed care of her family now and into the future.

“The erection of a granny annexe will provide the balance of independence while still having the support and care of the family on hand.”