ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Planning permission has been refused for a disabled person’s home at 11 Masefield, Royal Wootton Bassett. Mr and Mrs Austin were told the proposal represents a cramped and contrived form of development out of scale and character with the area, and that the constrained plot and location would create poor living conditions for the neighbouring occupant and future occupants.

PEWSEY: A scheme to change the use of an office at 25 High Street, Pewsey, to form a single home with associated internal and external alterations has been turned down. Wiltshire Council said Mr and Mrs G Sparke’s plans would result in the loss of commercial use with a frontage in a prominent High Street position and would be detrimental to the High Street character zone of the Pewsey Conservation Area. The loss of employment floor space would be detrimental to the continued function of

the village as a local service centre and its potential to provide local employment, and that the limited floorspace of the proposed flat would not provide an appropriate level of amenity for the occupants of the flat.

WESTBURY: Plans by Midas Developments 17 Ltd to build two four-bedroomed homes on land next to 45 Chalford, Westbury, have been refused. Wiltshire Council said the design of the proposed development had failed to respond to the local context, was not complimentary to the locality and did not relate positively to its landscape setting and the existing pattern of development. In its decision, the council also said the development did not respond positively to the existing townscape and landscape features in terms of building layouts, built form, materials, mass, scale and means of enclosure to effectively integrate the building into its setting, resulting in a dominant and incongruous development that would detract from the character and appearance of the area. Thirdly, the proposed development would result in an unacceptable loss of privacy to the occupants of the cottages to the west of the site and No 63 Chalford and would have an unacceptable overbearing appearance when viewed from the gardens of these properties significantly detracting from their residential amenity.

LYNEHAM: Wiltshire Council has refused outline planning permission for up to 50 homes at land at Pound Farm, South View, Lyneham. The applicant, Gleeson Strategic Land, had also wanted to create a new vehicular access, public open space, landscape planting, pumping station, surface water attenuation and associated infrastructure. The council said the site lies outside of the limits of development defined for the village in the Wiltshire Core Strategy, and the proposed development would provide an unsustainable level of housing in a rural area. It also said the proposal did not provide for the delivery of the necessary infrastructure, such as affordable housing, education provision, recreation provision, open space, waste and recycling.

TROWBRIDGE: Mrs Melanie Henchy-McCarthy, of 99 Trowbridge Lodge Park, Trowbridge, has been granted retrospective planning permission for a temporary/portable garden studio in her rear garden.

DAUNTSEY: Planners have granted approval with conditions for a permanent rural workers dwelling and creation of a new access at Union Farm, Church Lane, Dauntsey. The applicants are Mr AE and V and J Kidner.

MELKSHAM: Approval has been given to Mr C Wigmore for a house and an extension to an existing dwelling at 3 Littlejohn Avenue, Melksham.

WESTBURY: Wiltshire Council has approved with conditions plans to remove a corrugated asbestos roof at Leighton House, Warminster Road, Westbury. The roof is being replaced with an insulated panel roof. Whilst the works are taking place, portable cabins will be placed on site to allow continuity of MOD operations. Once the works are completed the portable buildings are to be removed.

GASTARD: Paul Rogers has been given permission with conditions to build a proposed oak-framed garage at 1A Lanes End, Gastard, Corsham.

MALMESBURY: Mr and Mrs Hosie, of Elm Farm Cottage, Hankerton, have been granted approval with conditions to convert the ground floor of detached garage into ancillary accommodation and associated works.