DEVIZES: A small building will be built to provide changing facilities for umpires taking part in matches at Bishops Cannings Cricket Club in Coate, near Devizes. Submitting the request, it was stated: “The site lies within the North Wessex AONB but is within the boundary of the small village of Coate, Devizes.

It is a long established Cricket Club which had a replacement Pavilion built approx 10 years ago. It has become apparent that visiting umpires for the cricket matches played at the site have to use the facilities of either home or away teams, which is far from ideal.

The proposed small extension (6.8sqm) will be added to the rear of the existing building and will not be visible to any neighbouring properties and is well screened by a small tree/shrub plantation on adjoining land to the North of the proposed building. It is a low level flat roofed addition not more than 2.3m high. Access and parking for the site will be unaffected by this development.”

BRADFORD ON AVON: Plans have been approved at a home in The Paddock, Kingston Mills, Bradford on Avon to turn part of the garage into a living space. Applicant Andrew Kelliher has been granted permission for his plans. The Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust said: “We object to the loss of a parking space in an area where there is already pressure on parking. We are also concerned over potential flood risk.” Although recommending permission for the build, Bradford on Avon town council said: “ The town council notes with concern that permitted development rights were not withdrawn to protect the much needed parking provision on this site and would request that as far as possible sufficient space in the garage is retained to accommodate a family car. With regards to proposed new windows, any consent should be subject to the condition that the details and finishes should be exact copies of the existing windows to maintain the architectural harmony of the development."

TROWBRIDGE: Owners of the Ship Inn on Frome Road have been given permission to turn the old pub into eight flats. The proposal is for the extension and conversion of the existing former public house on site to create eight residential units with associated car parking. Kevin Eames of Trowbridge Civic Society said: "Overall, Trowbridge Civic Society feels that this application would bring back into use a building which contributes a significant heritage frontage to an area of Trowbridge which is sensitive because of its proximity to a conservation area. However, more information is needed about what the final development would be like. We note that there seems to be no provision for electric car charging points, although there are plenty of parking spaces provided. Also, there is no mention of secure cycle storage."

OGBOURNE ST ANDREW: A former school has been granted permission to be turned into housing - 13 years after the change took place. The Old School was originally built in the centre of the village with some accommodation, however, 13 years ago the school was converted to a dwelling without the benefit of planning permission. This application sought to address this and has been successful.

The case officer said: "It worthy to note that a comprehensive marketing plan was not submitted with this application to provide evidence that other uses were considered before residential and that the proposed use of residential is the most appropriate for the site. In addition to this, proposals involving the loss of a community service or facilities will only be supported where it can be demonstrated that the site/building is no longer economically viable for an alternative community use Notwithstanding the above, it is noted that the partial change of use to residential occurred approximately 13 years ago. The building has not been in a community use for over 10 years."

MALMESBURY: A home on Swindon Road in Cleverton has been given permission to build an indoor swimming pool within its grounds. A case officer said: "It is considered to be acceptable in relation to the host dwelling in terms of scale, materials and design. In addition, it will not cause further harm to the amenities enjoyed by the occupants of the surrounding properties