AN alpaca farmer at Chapmanslade has appealed against Wiltshire Council's refusal for a building extension.

Sharon Snook, of White Horse Drive, Frome, wants to extend an agricultural building at Siennas Valley Farm, Huntenhull Lane, Chapmanslade.

Local Wiltshire councillor Fleur de Rhe-Philipe called in the plans on the grounds of the visual impact on the surrounding area, the relationship to nearby properties, and the design, bulk, height and general appearance.

Wiltshire Council said the proposed development, due to its use as a permanent livestock shelter and proximity to neighbouring residents, would result in harm to the living conditions of neighbouring residents in terms of noise and odours.

The council also said the proposed development, due to its siting, size and bulk, would form a dominant

and incongruous feature in the landscape that harms the Corsley Heath to Chapmanslade Greensand Ridge Special Landscape Area and the proposed

extension would exceed the justified need.The Planning Inspectorate in Bristol is inviting comments by December 31 on the online portal at

Alternatively, email comments to or write to Room 3c, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.