A care home in the north western area of the county is set to undergo major improvements and refurbishment work.

Claremont Residential Home in Corsham is the subject of a planning application that has just been approved by Wiltshire Council.

The work will involve the demolition of an old extension and conservatory and the rebuilding of a new two-storey extension.

The care home will have three new bedrooms with full en-suite facilities, a self-contained flat for visitors, a staff training room, a new accessible bathroom and reading room.

Further refurbishments will occur across the home to improve the general facilities.

The application said: “The Warrington Homes, the owners of Claremont Residential Home, have identified that their lack of up-to-date bedrooms are putting off a number of prospective residents.

“The general population have got used to having an en-suite shower room whenever they stay away, and this is very much the case here too.

“The expectation of a higher standard of bedroom is now becoming the norm rather than the exception.”

In other planning news, a village pub on the south western border of the county could get a large outdoor seating area should its recent application be approved.

The owners of the Bell and Crown in Zeals are seeking permission to demolish outbuildings to the rear of the pub and use the space for outdoor seating.

Nearby, Boyes Transport Yard was denied permission to keep seven shipping containers on its land.

Meanwhile, in Trowbridge, the commercial premises at 14 Newtown could be converted into five new flats. 

The application says that the ground floor is currently a vacant shop used for storage.

Another application was received for the construction of 14 holiday let lodges on land south of Headlands Farm in Cricklade.

A pathway through the centre of the lodges from the north of the site to the south would also need to be constructed.

Wiltshire Council will also consider a proposal to transform Temple Farm in Upton Scudamore into a children’s residential home that will be able to accommodate up to four children at any one time.
Further north, a riding arena is proposed at Willows Field, on Malmesbury Road in Leigh.

The council received many other planning applications this week.

New homes have been proposed at: 2 The Cedars, Littleworth, Pewsey, SN9 5LF; Waterhay Barn, Leigh; Land adjacent to Little Thatch, Stonebridge Lane, Marlborough, SN8 1AX.

Applications for the construction of new homes have been approved for: 1 Highfield, Bromham, SN15 2HH; Downlands, Tidworth Road, Boscombe, Salisbury, SP4 0AE; Land opposite Trowbridge Lodge, Lodge Court, BA14 6DR; Land North of Rosebank, Small Street, Chirton, Devizes, SN10 3QR.

Permission in principal for a new dwelling has been refused on land at The Haven, on Webbs Hill in Minety.

Outbuildings, including garages and sheds, could be built at: 5 Church Road, Luckington, Chippenham, SN14 6PG; 5-7 Garden Bungalow, Red Lion Lane, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6DE; 4 White Cottages, Orchard Road, Redlynch, Salisbury, SP5 2JE; 23 Greenhill, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8EH.

Such applications have been approved at: Land south west of Seymour Farmhouse; A303 Bottom of Devills Back East to Chicklade Bottom, Chicklade, SP3 5SU; Bonds Wood Farm, North Wraxall, Chippenham, SN14 8FH; Meadow View, The Common, Minety, Malmesbury, SN16 9RH; Broad Town Farm House, Broad Town, Swindon, SN4 7RG; Old Brickyard, Caen Hill, Devizes, SN10 1RD; Ambrose Farm, Lamplands, Ramsbury, Marlborough, SN8 2PW; Pipers Barn, East Grafton, Marlborough, SN8 3DB; 78 Sandridge Road, Melksham, SN12 7BS; 44, Seend Cleeve, Seend, Melksham, SN12 6PY.

Extensions and conversions were applied for at: Manor Farm, Bulkington, Devizes, SN10 1SL; Elchar, 15 Milbourne Lane, Milbourne, Malmesbury, SN16 9JH; 45 Copheap Rise, Warminster, BA12 0AR; 25 Mayfair Road, Laverstock, Salisbury, SP1 1PQ; Three Horseshoes, The Alley, Bishopstone, Salisbury, SP5 4DB; 178 Devizes Road, Hilperton, Trowbridge, BA14 7QS; 88 Parsons Way, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8DJ; 34A Honey Knob Hill, Kingston St Michael, Chippenham, SN14 6JJ; 11 The Ham, Market Lavington, Devizes, SN10 4DF; 17 Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8AX; 3 Waterside, Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7HX; 3 Winterslow Road, Porton, Salisbury, SP4 0LZ; Court Farm House, 22 Court Lane, Bratton, Westbury, BA13 4RF; 3 Waterside, Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7HX; 4 Sutton Road, Kingston Langley, Chippenham, SN15 5NE; Birchwood, The Old Timber Yard, Bradley Lane, Maiden Bradley, BA12 7FE; Church Hill Barn, Church Hill, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury; 17 Elmwood, Chippenham, SN15 1AP; Rixon Farm, Rixon Gate, Ashton Keynes, SN6 6QW; 10 King Alfred Way, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2NG; 48 Queens Road, Devizes, SN10 5HW; 12 High View Close, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6PR.

Similar applications were approved at: Magna House, High Street, Berwick St James, Salisbury, SP3 4TS; The Dower House, Leigh Road, Holt, Trowbridge, BA14 6PR; 1 Bull Pit, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NB; Firs House, Upper Common, Kington Langley, Chippenham, SN15 5PE; Brewery House, 36 Milford Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AP; 6 Sadlers Mead, Chippenham, SN15 3PA; 4 Hillcrest, Malmesbury, SN16 9LU; Unit 1, Maundrell Road, Porte Marsh Industrial Estate, Calne, SN11 9PU; 80 Pauls Croft, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AL; Crossways, Park Lane, Cherhill, Calne, SN11 8XN; 12 Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, SN8 4DE; School Lane Cottage, The Street, Grittleton, Chippenham, SN14 6AR; Gauzebrook, Rodbourne, Malmesbury, SN16 0ES; 45 Christopher Drive, Chippenham, SN15 3UT; 14 Swan Barton, Sherston, Malmesbury, SN16 0LJ; 164D Bradford Road, Winsley, Bradford On Avon, BA15 2HW; 39 Main Street, Keevil, Trowbridge, BA14 6LX; 7 Pewsey Road, Upavon, Pewsey, SN9 6DT; 3 St Andrews Close, Wotton Rivers, Marlborough, SN8 4NP.

And refused at: Pipers Loft, Clarendon Park, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3ES; 24 Doubledays, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AU.

Work on roofs, walls and windows is proposed at the following addresses: Carpenters Cottage, Green Street, Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RE; 10 Wesley Close, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9NX; 59 High Street, Burbage, Marlborough, SN8 3AF.

Such work has been given the go-ahead at: 15 Barn Piece, Box, Corsham, SN13 8LF; 15 Barn Piece, Box, Corsham, SN13 8LF; 108 Norley Lane, Studley, Calne, SN11 9LN; The Parsonage, Lake, Salisbury, SP4 7BL; The Rowans, Charlton, Pewsey, SN9 6EU; 31-33 High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3EY; 2B Berkeley House, Junction Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DY; Old Railway Station, West Grafton, Marlborough, SN8 3BY; Garden Cottage, Ford, Chippenham, SN14 8RR.