The iconic Wadworth Shires’ new home has been approved after a planning application for their stables has been given the go-ahead by Wiltshire Council.

Sam and George, the famous horses, will be able to move from Devizes to a nearby village, next to a pub alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal.

The application submitted to the council in January suggested the Shire Horses and Sign Shop be housed beside The Barge Inn in Seend Cleeve.

This decision came after the relocation of Wadworth & Co to the new Folly Road Brewhouse in Devizes and the proposed re-development of the Northgate Street site.

The application stated: “The land is in Wadworth’s ownership and provides a suitable location for the Shire Horses and Sign Shop, both have important historical associations with Wadworth and their re-location adjacent to the popular destination bar and dining establishment alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal provide added local and tourism appeal.

“The Shire Horses will graze the paddocks and be visible from the footpaths and the Barge Inn, providing an attractive and welcoming site for customers, locals and visitors to the area.

“The Sign Shop is for the Brewery’s sign writer to create new and repair hanging and pictorial signs, such a traditional feature of Wadworth’s Pubs and Hotels.”

Wiltshire Council informed the applicant of its approval on Wednesday, April 17.

In other planning news, Trowbridge Town Football Club have applied for the installation of eight floodlights and two dugouts for managers and coaches.

Nearby, between Chippenham and Lacock, egg supplier Stonegate Farmers has been granted permission to contrast a “creativity pavilion” on their site off Corsham Road.

The structure will include a reception, exhibition space and a demonstration kitchen.

An application was also approved for Springfield Community Campus in Corsham for the construction of car park canopies for mounted PV arrays.

Meanwhile, applications for new homes were refused for: land west of Stonewold House, Alderton Lane, Grittleton, SN14 6AN; Waterhay Barn, Leigh, SN6 6QY.

Outbuildings, including sheds and workshops, have been proposed at: Blakehill Stables, Chelworth Road, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6HL; West Bailey, Lockeridge, Marlborough, SN8 4ED; 33 The Farm, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4GE.

Such proposals have been given the go-ahead for: Field near Goodleys Hill Farm, Wick Lane, Gastard/Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2LU; Gorsey Leaze Farm, Honey Lane, Norton, SN16 0JW; The Old Dairy, Rainscombe Farm, Oare Hill, Oare, SN8 4HZ; Apple Tree Cottage, 210 Hollow Lane, Wilton, Marlborough, SN8 3SR; 3 Arnolds Hill, Wingfield, Trowbridge, BA14 9LB; 79 Lane End, Corsley, Warminster, BA12 7PE; Wick Bridge Farm, Wick Hill, Bremhill, Calne, SN11 9LQ.

Outbuildings were refused for: 5-7 Garden Bungalow, Red Lion Lane, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6DE; 23 Greenhill, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8EH.

Extensions and conversions have been applied for at the following addresses: Manor Farm, 17 The Street, Chirton, Devizes, SN10 3QS; Lady Margarets Farm, Wootton Rivers, Marlborough, SN8 4NT; Manor Farm, 17 The Street, Chirton, Devizes, SN10 3QS; The Paddocks, 493A Semington Road, Melksham, SN12 6DX; 68 Deansfield, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6BW; Barn At Buttle Farm, Compton Bassett, Calne, SN11 8RE; The Hop House, Tankard Lane, Ramsbury, Marlborough, SN8 2PJ; 13 Oaklands, Chippenham, SN15 1RD; 20 Doubledays, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AU; Manor Farm, Berwick St John, Shaftesbury, SP7 0EX.

Similar applications have been approved for: 5 Bankwaters Road, Corsham, SN13 0LY; April Cottage, Bullocks Horn, Charlton, Malmesbury, SN16 9DZ; 6 Longs Yard, Bradford On Avon, BA15 1DH; Kotara House, 5 The Oaks, Warminster, BA12 0AN; 4, Long Ridings, Chippenham, SN15 1PL; Bramley Bank, Slaughterford Road, Biddestone, Chippenham, SN14 7DB; 35A, Lower Stanton St Quintin, Chippenham, SN14 6BN; 88 Parsons Way, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8DJ; The White Cottage, Devizes Road, Box, Corsham, SN13 8DY; 2 Bray Street, Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RA; 17 Longleaze, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8AX; 4 Sutton Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham, SN15 5NE; 10 King Alfred Way, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2NG; 14 Sunbeam Drive, Patterdown, Chippenham, SN15 2FR; 18D School Lane, Frome Road, Southwick, Trowbridge; BA14 9QF; Clifford House, 4 Junction Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DY; Woodside, 13 Warminster Road, Westbury, BA13 3PA; 40 Christchurch Road, Bradford On Avon, BA15 1TB; Chandos, Cold Harbour Lane, Marlborough, SN8 1BJ; 8 Ireland, North Bradley, Trowbridge, BA14 9RW; Ford Farm, South Street, Aldbourne, Marlborough, SN8 2DP.

Extensions have been refused at: Newlands, 3, Seend Cleeve, Seend, Melksham, SN12 6PS; 1 Birch Glade, Park Place, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, SN6 6PX.

Work on homes such as window and roof replacements has been suggested at: 14 Mascroft Road, Trowbridge, BA14 6GN; 33 - 36A New Park Street, Devizes, SN10 1DZ; 95 Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, SN16 0AJ; Berry Cottage, Lower Wincombe Lane, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury, SP7 9DB.

Such work has been given the go-ahead for: 59 High Street, Burbage, Marlborough, SN8 3AF; Carpenters Cottage, Green Street, Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RE; Hawthorn Cottage, The Green, Biddestone, Chippenham, SN14 7DG; Fern Cottage, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, Wilts, SN9 5LQ; Rosefield Cottage, Polebarn Road, Trowbridge, BA14 7EQ.

Window replacements have been refused for: Hill House, Brewhouse Hill, Froxfield, Marlborough, SN8 3LD.