Wiltshire Council has granted temporary permission for a highways depot to be set up at 32 Lancaster Road, Bowerhill, in Melksham.

The site was previously the location of the now demolished Christie Millar sports centre and will accommodate 40 staff.

There are plans to turn the whole site, including the household waste site and former golf course, into a Wiltshire Council “Highways, Waste and Street Scene depot” by 2026/27.

The proposal includes the installation of buildings for an office block, portacabins, vehicle parking, material storage, and external lighting.

The council also made decisions on a large number of other planning applications this week.

A proposal for three detached dwellings, garages and parking has been approved on land to the south of 1 Witt Road in Winterslow.

Homes have also been approved at 9 The Hollow in Chirton, 85 Station Road in Westbury, 55-56 Potters Hill in Crockerton, and on land adjacent to 3 Old Mill Close in East Knoyle.

Pumphouse Cottage in Crofton is set to become a Kennet & Avon Canal Trust administration office on the upper floor with visitor refreshment facilities on ground floor.

An agricultural building at New Hurst Farm in Keevil received permission to become a detached dwelling, whilst an outbuilding at Bowden Park Farm in Lacock will become an indoor sports facility.

A restaurant at 6 High Street in Purton has been approved to become residential, as has the rear part of 99 and 99A High Street in Marlborough and a unit in Cross Keys House in Salisbury.

Meanwhile, applications for dwellings have been refused on land east of 6 Ludwell Courtyard in Ludwell and at Lidats Meadow Farm in Grittenham.

A permission in principle request for the construction of 9 houses on land off Stanton Lane in Kington St Michael was also denied.

Many residents had commented their objections and the council stated that the homes would lead to “overdevelopment of the site, out of kilter with the very low-density character of the locality.”

Meanwhile, the council received an application for up to nine homes on land off Russley Green in Baydon.

It will also consider a proposal for a home on land south of 84 Westleigh in Warminster and dwellings at 49A High Street in Chapmanslade.

An application was submitted for 4 industrial and storage buildings on land adjacent to High Post Business Park in Salisbury.

New agricultural buildings will also be considered for Westfields Farm in Ogbourne St George and Lawn Farm in Bulkington.

Additional outbuildings were applied for at Coruscant House in Broad Hinton, on Manor Farm in Grittleton, and at Hope Cottage in Upper Seagry.

Six cattery pens have been proposed to supplement the existing ones at 60 Pavenhill in Purton.

The council will also decide on the construction of a swimming pool and tennis court relocation at New Leaze Farm in East Knoyle.

Outdoor work such as landscaping and the construction of outbuildings such as garages or sheds has been approved at: Springfield Villa in Broad Town, SN4 7RU; Former Sydenhams Yard in Maiden Bradley, BA12 7JG; Rosylea in Calstone, SN11 8QQ; Casamia in Chippenham, SN15 2NU; St Andrews Church in Donhead St Andrew, SP7 9EB; 3 The Grance in Chapmanslade, BA13 4AN; 61 Moberly Road in Salisbury, SP1 3BX; 30 Harnwood Road in Harnham, SP28DB; 7A Huntingdon Street in Bradford on Avon, BA15 1RF; Newton House In South Newton, SP2 0QD.

Extensions and conversions have been applied for at: 6 Shaftesbury Road in Wilton, SP2 0DR; Church Farm in Hankerton, SN16 9LZ; Sussex Gate in Brinkworth, SN15 5AN; Folly Cottage in Alderbury, SP5 3DT; Kingsbridge Road in Stratford Sub Castle, SP1 3LB; 20 Barn Close in Corsham, SN13 9XB; 2 Niebull Close in Malmesbury, SN16 9TX; 26 Avonvale Road in Trowbridge, BA14 8QS; 19 Northbrook in Market Lavington, SN10 4AP; Frog Lane Barn in Longbridge Deverill, BA12 7DS; 72 Wyndham Road in Salisbury, SP1 3AH; 30 The Street in Chirton, SN10 3QS; 56 Blackthorn Close in Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7JE; Primrose House in Manningford Bruce, SN9 6JQ; 43 Broadstones in Monkton Farleigh, BA15 2QA; 8 Turntable Place, Westbury, BA13 4GB; 15 Oatmeal Row in Salisbury, SP1 1TH; 4 Shrewton Lodge Cottages in Shrewton, SP3 4DW.

Similar applications for extensions and conversions have been approved for: 6 Cowleaze in Purton, SN5 4FQ; The Barn 26A Court Lane Bratton in Westbury, BA13 4RF; 17 St Martins in Marlborough, SN8 1AR; Crete Bungalow 52 Ball Road in Pewsey, SN9 5BW; Dukes Cottage in Driffield, GL7 5QY; Willow Cottage West End in Foxham, SN15 4NB; 19 Birch Grove in Chippenham,  SN15 1DD; 68 Sand Street in Longbridge Deverill, BA12 7DS; Witchcroft in Kingsdown, SN13 8BT; 51 Rowden Road in Chippenham, SN15 2AX;  Hitherfields in Little Somerford, SN15 5BQ; 64 Lancaster Square in Lyneham, SN15 4AD; 59 Willow Drive in Durrington, SP4 8DE; 40 Stockham Close in Cricklade, SN6 6EF; 16 Ferozeshah Road in Devizes, SN10 2JQ; 60 Nore Marsh Road in Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8BH; 7 Poplar Way in North Colerne, SN14 8PP; 4 Luxfield Road in Warminster, BA12 8HH; 12 Turnpike Close in Semington, BA14 6FR; 85 Station Road in Westbury, BA13 3JS;
74 Victoria Road in Wilton, SP2 0DY; 5 The Hunt Close in Semington, BA14 6JY; 336 Devizes Road in Salisbury, SP2 7DP; 4 Cherry Brier Close in Lydiard Millicent, SN5 3NT; 16 Pitchens End in Broad Hinton, SN4 9PR; 6 Church Street, Wylye in BA12 0QZ; 57 Burr Lane in Shalbourne, SN8 3PS; Baynton Cottage in Bromham, SN15 2HD; Scots Smith Farm in Dauntsey, SN15 4JA; Outbuilding at Redlynch House in Redlynch, SP5 2HD; The Old Ring Of Bells in North Bradley, BA14 0SH, Fairfield Crossing Cottage in Little Bedwyn, SN8 3JS.

Work on buildings such as improvements to walls and roofs, or the addition of balconies and windows, has been approved for: Manor Farm in Erlestoke, SN10 5UE; Coombe Down Farm in Coombe Bissett, SP5 4LJ; Nursteed House in Nursteed, SN10 3HH; Baynton Cottage in Bromham, SN15 2HD; 23 Milford Street in Salisbury, SP1 2AP; 2 Church Street in Market Lavington, SN10 4DT.

Similar work has been proposed at: Ogbourne Maizey Manor in Ogbourne Maizey, SN8 1RY; 35 Luxfield Road in Warminster, BA12 8HH; Chapel House, Marsh Lane, Rowde, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 2NP; 37 Loddon Way in Bradford On Avon, BA15 1HG; Treglisson 26 Crowe Lane in Freshford, BA2 7WB; The Barn 2 Church Street in Market Lavington, SN10 4DT; Byde Mill Farm in Thingley, SN13 9QH.