What are your neighbours up to? The following are planning applications, decisions and appeals from Wiltshire, recently:

21/01266/FUL: A planning inspector has overturned a council decision to block plans for a new bungalow in Trowbridge.

The appeal was launched after Wiltshire Council knocked back plans to build on land west of Jasmine House near Hilperton Road. At appeal, the inspector granted planning permission.

The council refused the application because of the greenfield location and said the plans were out of keeping with the land.

Many residents had raised concerns over highways safety and the development. Responding to these concerns the inspector said: "Local residents have raised various concerns including regarding highway safety and rights of access.

"Whilst the appeal site is located on a fairly busy road, during my site visit I noted that Hilperton Road is relatively straight and the access has good visibility for highways users entering and existing the site, along with being visible to highway users travelling along Hilperton Road.

"As such I do not consider that the modest effects of the proposed development would have a harmful impact on highway safety."

PL/2021/07569: Plans to convert an agricultural building into a house have been given the green light by Wiltshire Council.

Mr and Mrs Dykes of Step Associates Limited have won planning permission to transform a former agricultural building at Riverdale Farm in Church Lane, Lower Fyfield into a house.

The plans will see the former farm become a three-bedroom home with two being mezzanines, and an ensuite in each.

20/06557/OUT: Dunmoore has launched a planning appeal over rejected plans to build 50 affordable houses in Pewsey.

The developer has planned to build the housing on land west of Wilcot Road but was told that the scheme was not appropriate.

Planning officers said: “The proposed development of this site will result in a permanent change to the character of the land and its use, resulting in a change from the agricultural/equestrian use and character to that of urban development.

“The development would not conserve nor enhance the existing undeveloped rural character of the site and would have a harmful impact upon local landscape character.”

Now the developer has launched a planning appeal to get the decision overturned.

Residents or parties interested in commenting on this bid must contact the planning inspectorate by Thursday, November 18.

20/05717/FUL: A planning appeal has been launched over Wiltshire Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for an American-style barn.

Rosa Callen of 2 Paddock House in Great Somerford had put in a bid to build an American-style barn with a concrete base at land South of Crows Nest Farm.

In rejecting the bid, planning officers said: “No information on safety measures for the horses have been supplied by the applicant and should the horses be left unattended in an unsecured location given the significant distance of the applicant’s dwelling from the application significant security risk through potential theft will arise.

“Consequently, an approval of the development proposed will result in a requirement for a permanent presence on site and thereby an application for a new dwelling in the open countryside would create an unsustainable pattern of development.

“The location of the applicant’s dwelling in Great Somerford and the proposed development site in Cleverton would generate increased traffic movement above the current normal use of the site which would be by private vehicle and this is considered to and this lead to an unsustainable development.”

Mrs Callen has now put in a planning appeal against the decision.

Any interested parties who wish to comment on the appeal must contact the planning inspectorate by November 10, 2021.

PL/2021/08125: Plans to build an extension in Calne have been approved.

Nick Handy of 5 Morgans Road, Calne won planning permission to build a single-storey rear extension at his property.