Plans to divide a plot of land and build a new house have been knocked back.

Philip Boardman Jnr applied to Wiltshire Council to divide the land at Corner Cottage, 10 Spaines in Great Bedwyn and build a new house.

The surroundings of Corner Cottage are 60s bungalows many of which, according to Mr Boardman’s design statement, have been extended or changed.

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It was proposed that the new home would be occupied by Mr Boardman’s father – Philip Boardman Snr.

In rejecting the bid, planning officers said: “The proposed development would appear cramped and contrived, and out of keeping with the development in the immediate vicinity in terms of the proximity of the dwelling to the plot boundaries, the limited plot size, the hipped roof form and position of the bungalow forward of the building line along Farm Lane.

“As such the proposal does not demonstrate a high quality of design that would make a positive contribution to the character of the area.

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“The proposed dwelling would offer a poor standard of internal living accommodation both in terms of the adequacy of the internal floor space, and the quality of that floor space with particular reference to the three windows proposed in the rear elevation of the bungalow, where the boundary treatment needed to ensure privacy between properties appears likely to obstruct both the levels of natural light and the outlook from the rooms served by the windows.”