PLANS to build an extension have been thrown out by Wiltshire Council.

Cherry Williams of Cherry Tree Cottage in Threepenny Bit applied to the council to build a single-storey side extension to their home.

However, the bid for listed building consent was refused by planning officers.

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In refusing the plans, officers said: “The proposed extensions by reason of their height, roof design and their unbalanced nature, and also the lack of clear justification for the works, and loss of historic fabric, would fail to preserve the character and significance of the listed building.

“The harm is considered to be less than substantial in NPPF terms, however, no public benefits have been identified that could be weighed against that harm.

“The proposed ground-floor windows on the East elevation of the Northern extension would be an un-neighbourly addition and lead to an unacceptable level of overlooking into the private amenity space available to the occupiers of Hunters Moon.”