A 19th century Zion chapel in the north of Wiltshire could be converted into a home.

The chapel is located in the village of Lea, near Malmesbury, and served as a place of worship until the end of 2021.

It was sold at auction in June 2023 and Wiltshire Council has now received a planning application that proposes it become a residential dwelling.

The application suggests the general aesthetic appearance of the chapel would remain “unchanged.”

The building dates back to 1808 and there are burial grounds surrounding the site.

The proposal states: “The existing ‘grassed area’ will be sub-divided to provide x2 car parking spaces nominally 4.80m x 2.40m each - and a ‘recreational space’ - inside of which will be a small shed erected to provide storage for cycles as required.

“The grassed area will be replaced with a block paved area to define the proposed ‘recreational space’ and vehicle parking areas.”

The consultation period for these plans runs until Thursday, February 29.

A decision will be made by Wiltshire Council before Friday, March 29.

Many other planning applications were received and considered this week.

New homes were proposed at the following addresses: Land adjacent to 22 Charles Street, Corsham, SN13 0AN; The Elms, Barnes Green, Brinkworth, Chippenham, SN15 5AG; Land adjoining Springfield (to the south), Highfield Lane, Woodfalls, Salisbury, SP5 2NG.

The construction of new homes was approved at: Ashmead House, The Forty, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6HW; Forest View, East Grafton, Marlborough, SN8 3DB; Land Adjacent to No.1 Witt Road, Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1PL.

An application for a new home was refused at Barn 2 on Bremhill House Farm in Bremhill.

New outbuildings, including garages and garden rooms, have been proposed at: 14, Lottage Way, Aldbourne, SN8 2EW; Redwings, 24 Upper Pavenhill, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4DQ; Bahama, 6 Great Bedwn, Marlborough, SN8 3LP.

Similar applications have been approved at: Manor Cottages, Spray Road to Manor Farm, Ham, Wiltshire, SN8 3RF; Jervoise Farm, Blandford Road, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 4LN; Cools Farm, East Knoyle, Salisbury, SP3 6DB; Capps Lane Farm, Capps Lane, Heywood, Westbury, BA13 4NE; Great Cumberwell Farm, Great Cumberwell, Bradford On Avon, BA15 2PQ.

Such outbuildings have been refused for: Lanyon, Thingley, Corsham, SN13 9QL; Land adjacent to High Post Business Park, Salisbury, SP4 6AT.

Extensions and conversions have been applied for at: Oaksey C Of E Primary School, The Street, Oaksey, Malmesbury, SN16 9TG; 6 Nursery Road, Colerne, Chippenham, SN14 8BZ; 5 Stoke Farthing Courtyard, High Road, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EE; Wanstead, 31 The Street, All Cannings, Devizes, SN10 3PA; 7 Crowe Hill, Limpley Stoke, Bath, BA2 7FX; 149 The Common, Holt, Trowbridge, BA14 6QJ; The Railings, 5A Frome Road, Bradford On Avon, BA15 1LB; Fore Street Farm, 23, Great Hinton, Trowbridge, BA14 6BX; Barretts Hollow, 118, West Hatch, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6PF; 2 Harnwood Road, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8DB; Orchard Cottage, Stert, Devizes, SN10 3JD; UKHSA Porton Down, Manor Farm Road, Porton, Salisbury, SP4 0JG; Yew Tree Cottage 25 High Street, Manton, Marlborough, SN8 4HH; 60 Hazelwood Road, Melksham, SN12 6UX; 47 Richards Way, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8NT; 3 Milford Park, Salisbury, SP1 2RZ; 45 Round Barrow Close, Colerne, Chippenham, SN14 8EF; 26 Horse Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7PE; Horse Shoe Stables Farm, Hawkeridge Road, Heywood, Westbury, BA13 4LE; 127 Gainey Gardens, Chippenham, SN15 1UG; Arches Farm, Arches Lane, Malmesbury, SN16 0EJ; Hay Cottage, South Mill Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7HR;  3 The Leaze, Mildenhall, Marlborough, SN8 2NA.

Similar applications have been approved for: Oate Barn, Kingsdown, Corsham, SN13 8AY; Grafton House, Plough Lane, Kington Langley, Chippenham, SN15 5PS; Black Horse Inn, Black Horse Lane, Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury, SP4 6HW; 11 Noredown Way, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8BJ; Wrensbrook Barn, Station Approach Road, Minety, SN16 9RQ; Common Farm, The Common, Minety, Malmesbury, SN16 9RH; The Store, Land North of Close Farm, Close Lane, Marston, SN10 5SN; Barn 1, Bremhill House Farm, Bremhill, Calne, SN11 9HN; Barn off West Street, Great Somerford, Chippenham, SN15 5EH; 4 Erneston Crescent, Corsham, SN13 9DH; 62, Westerham Walk, Calne, SN11 8LS; Billhay Farm, Semley, Shaftesbury, SP7 9BP; Millsplatt, Box, Corsham, SN13 8EZ; Milford Hall Hotel, Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3TE; Manor Farm Cottage, Chapel Lane, Hankerton, SN16 9LF; Eddison House, Cross Lane, Marlborough, SN8 1LA; 29 Templars Firs, Royal Wotton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7EW; 12 Victory Road, West Wilts Trading Estate, Westbury, BA13 4JL; Malthouse Farm, Little Somerford, Chippenham, SN15 5JX; Highfield, Minety, Malmesbury, SN16 9QG; Hill View, Hornbury, Minety, SN16 9QH; The Haven, Stoneover Lane, Royal Wotton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8QX; Old House, 63 Westbury Road, Edington, Westbury, BA13 4PG; 27 Upper Pavenhill, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4DQ; Lamerton House, 145 High Street, Burbage, Marlborough, SN8 3AA; 10 Highfield Road, Amesbury, Salisbury, SP4 7HX; 19 Beechcroft Road, Laverstock, Salisbury, SP1 1PF; 6 Forestry Houses, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, SN8 3LW; 2 Ashley Piece, Ramsbury, Marlborough, SN8 2QE; Mallards Piece, Hollow Lane, Wilton, Marlborough, SN8 3SR; 11 Bradford Road, Winsley, Bradford On Avon, BA15 2HN; Daneborough House, 27 Rowden Hill, Chippenham, SN15 2AQ; 36 Green Lane, Ford, Salisbury, SP4 6DE; 64 Westwood Road, Bemerton Heath, Salisbury, SP2 9HT; 8 Capulet Road, Salisbury, SP1 3JY; Hillstride, Lopcombe Corner, Salisbury, SP5 1BX; The Workshop, Thornhill, Royal Wotton Bassett, SN4 7RX; 20 Lynwood Drive, Trowbridge, BA14 9TG; 2 Pound Farm Close, Hilperton Marsh, Trowbridge, BA14 7PZ; 47 Whiterow Park, Trowbridge, BA14 0EQ; 2, Carlton Row, Trowbridge, BA14 0RJ; The Forge, 55 Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8EU; 9 Merrett Court, Melksham, SN12 7JD.

Work on windows and roofs has been given the go-ahead at: Vaggs Hill Farmhouse, Vaggs Hill, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA2 7RL; Barrington House, Churchfields Road, Salisbury, SP2 7NL; 1 Cook Close, Aldbourne, Marlborough, SN8 2EQ; The Ridge, Ivy Road, Chippenham, SN15 1HG; Jubilee Club House, Meadow Springs, Lydiard Millicent, Swindon, SN5 3NH.