Box: Plans have been approved to redevelop existing premises to provide new offices and shared café facilities at the Timber Yard in Box. Real World Holdings said: “The ambition for the overall masterplan is to create fantastic new housing complemented by modern business space to encourage forward-thinking companies in Box to thrive. The digital revolution has seen a wealth of opportunities created in the region and our scheme looks to embrace this change. For several years Real World Studios haS been considering the best ways to evolve and flourish in a rapidly changing world. The development of a new, vibrant flexible workspace would meet this objective whilst allowing people to perfectly balance lifestyle and commercial success within the community of Box.”

The development has been supported by 85 per cent of villagers who attended a public consultation.

Marlborough: Permission has been refused for a first floor extension to Warren Lodge in Savernake Forest. Applicant Mr Franklin was told by officers that the proposed first floor connection between the house and the converted garage would “increase the visual prominence of the dwelling within the setting of the neighbouring listed buildings, resulting in harm to their heritage.” Wiltshire Council conservation officers agreed and stated that the house should not be developed further.

Devizes: The first floor of a home will be converted into two flat at 56-57 Northgate Street, Devizes. The flats will both be one-bedroom apartments. Both the ground and first floor of the building have been in use as a beauty studio since 2012. The lease expires in June and the existing business are not renewing. The application is a resubmission to a request to convert the flats that was approved in 2012.

Devizes: (pictured) Plans for 123 homes at Quakers Walk have taken one step further after extra information about environmental plans were submitted to Wiltshire Council by Bellway Homes. 12 conditions have been approved, including plans for tree protection fencing and an ecological management plan. Technical notes about surface and foul water drainage has also been issued and approved. Highways and Arboriculturist departments inspected and approved the plans.

Semington: A building for farm workers to live in has been approved at Aidain’s Field Farm in Semington near Trowbridge. No objections were raised to create the place for staff to live.

The application stated: “The suckler herd calves all year round and as such constant monitoring is required in case assistance is required for calving. A permanent dwelling will allow the existing business to expand livestock numbers. The accounts show a strong profit in both 2017 and 2018 and should the business be required to employ a member of staff, then the business would be able to withstand this need financially. The Councils Agricultural Advisor has confirmed that there is an essential requirement for a presence on site, the business is viable and there is no significant borrowing against the business, the business could sustain a mortgage if required and the size of the dwelling is appropriate to the essential need.”

Warminster: A campsite has been refused again in Warminster after applicants failed to persuade planners that the request to build a three bedroomed house and nine pitch campsite had been improved since the last attempt. The plans on land north of the A36 in Codford St Peter are for land outside of the area where development is allowed within the Wiltshire Core strategy. Applicant Mr Piper wanted to build the house to manage the campsite 24 hours a day. Planners ruled that only minor changes had been made to the application and that there was no evidence that the campsite could be a viable business.

Trowbridge: The United Church and Community Buildings on church Street will be renovated and turned into 23 apartments in Trowbridge.

Planning was confirmed to start work at the site, that has been vacant since May 2016 when the final group using the building moved on to bigger premises. The church congregation sold the site because its congregation had depleted.

Applicant David Beresford-Smith has been granted approval to start building work.