CHIPPENHAM: Planning permission has been granted on the high street in Kingston St Michael for a detached timber frame building to be used as a domestic garage.

It is considered that the proposal is appropriate in relation to the house and surrounding area in terms of scale, materials and design.

CORSHAM: There are no objections to the removal of a tree from Ditteridge, Box after it fell because of excessive shading.

It will be replanted with one standard ash tree in the same position.The work will be carried out and completed within a two year period.

The applicant has been told that it is an offence to disturb or harm any protected species, or to damage or disturb their habitat or resting place.

HILPERTON: An application for an extension of the existing rear single storey extension, a full internal refurbishment and alterations made to the first floor of the Kings Arms public house in Wyke Road, Hilperton has been granted.

The pub is grade II listed and the building dates from the late 18th century.

Hilperton Parish Council has considered this application and fully supports the proposals.

It is hoped that these refurbishments and alterations will bring the public house back to popular use.

Cllr Clark said: “The pub needs all the support the community can give it to once again thrive. This extension could assist in this.”

Planners ruled the proposed development would not have an adverse impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties, due to its location and design.

The existing access to the public house would remain unchanged and adequate onsite car parking would be retained.

WESTBURY: A variation of conditions on development land to the north of Bitham Park, Westbury has been approved. The scheme is for 300 houses with associated infrastructure, parking, landscaping, public open space and neighbourhood equipped play area.

The reason for the application is to remove the Folkestone house types which have not been built,and replace them with the Maidstone house type. on 11 plots.

The proposed changes are only material because they affect the appearance of the houses,with no impact on other planning interests already resolved during the outline and reserved matters and highway adoption applications. The difference is confined to the house types, which are acceptable alternatives.

MARLBOROUGH: A planning application has been approved for the construction of a new timber framed barn at Sunny hill Farm for agricultural use.

Pewsey Parish Council supports the application. Wiltshire Council Highways said “With the storage of feed contained within the site, they are of the opinion that vehicle movements to the site will reduce as a result of the proposal and as such, do not wish to raise a highway objection.

The report also stated that the straw and hay barn will measure 23.5m in length, 10.2m in width and 6.3m to the ridge. It is to be constructed out of natural timber with cement sheeting for the roof.

The nearest residential property is over 100m away. The proposal is of a standard agricultural design with materials that are appropriate for such buildings within the open countryside.

TROWBRIDGE: Planning permission for the replacement roof coverings, removal of chimney installation of external wall and insulation of new windows and doors at flats in Westfield Close, Trowbridge has been approved. The two storey block of flats is located on the corner of Westfield Close and Westfield Road.

Planners say the main issues are the impact on the character and appearance of the host property and the area. Trowbridge Town Council had no objections to the plan.

The officer’s report states that the proposal will improve energy efficiency for this block of flats and would not be harmful to the character and appearance of the area.

The proposal is in accordance with the development plan.

WARMINSTER: The planning permission on Biss Farm, Upton Scudamore for the construction of a single self-build house and associated works has been refused.

The officer’s report found that the proposal would not be compliant with development and be unsustainable. The proposal would also not respect the existing character and form of the small village.