THE following planning applications have been decided upon by Wiltshire Council.

Devizes: Downland School is due to construct a new gravelled car park on the green area at the side of the school to give the staff extra parking spaces.

Lydeway: A farmer has been granted planning permission to build a new cattle barn.

Martin Bodman of Knights Leaze Farm in Cuckoo Corner, Urchfont, was given the green light to build a detached farmhouse and cattle barn at Marsh Farm.

The planning officer said that ‘where residential development for purposes other than the essential needs of agriculture or forestry is not normally permitted’, however, in this instance the applicant demonstrated an essential need for the dwelling.

The officer added that the farmhouse should not be occupied until the cattle barn is built.

Royal Wootton Bassett: John Gantlett, of 6 Longleaze, has had his application to demolish an existing double garage and replace it with a single garage/gym/office, storage room and create additional off-street parking space, approved.

Aldbourne: Outline planning permission has been refused for 35 houses on land at Castle Street and Stock Lane.

Developers, Thornacre Land Limited applied for planning permission to build the homes with parking, open space, landscaping and drainage on one site and provisions for a community green space and ecological enhancements on another at Stock Lane.

The decision notice said that due to the development lying outside of the settlement boundary, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and above the village itself, the impact of the development both visually and on the landscape and conflicts with the core policy.

“The speculative proposal is contrary to the development plan and offers little in the way of public benefits to weight against this.

“An appeal against this decision would thus have no realistic prospect of success,” the notice added.

Everleigh: Mrs East of Blake House applied for permission to raise the crown of a beech tree by 6ft, reduce a cherry tree by 6ft and shop down a thuja. Her application was given approval. Chippenham: Mr and Mrs Bennet of 3 Sandridge Rd in Melksham was given planning permission for a proposed garage conversion, new porch roof and a first-floor extension to form a new bedroom at 6 Fairfoot Close. The application has been approved.

Malmesbury: Ben Pearce of LD &PC Ltd on behalf of Steve Baker, gave notice for prior approval for the conversion of an agricultural building at Home Farm in Burton Hill to form two dwellings.

The prior approval has been rejected due to the changes not being considered to be ‘reasonably necessary’ for the building to function as a dwelling.

“Therefore, the scope of building operations are considered to fall beyond the extent reasonably necessary to convert the building in order to function as a house,’ the decision notice added.

Pewsey: Mr I Lovelock of Lovelock Cottage Milton Road was given permission to convert the garage and store at the cottage to a dwelling.

Redstocks: Simon Cottle, of Tan House Barn, has been granted change of use permission for agricultural land at Tan House Barn to a domestic garden.

Box: Mr and Mrs Ashby of Swallows Rest, 83B Norbin have had their proposal to add extensions onto their home rubber stamped.

Warminster: Chris Bull of 196 Boreham Road was green-lit to convert an existing timber glasshouse at 194 Boreham Road into retail a payment kiosk, as well as the construction of a new glasshouse and associated works.

Mere: Patricia Stephenson of The Close in Church Street is permitted to raise the crown of a gleditsia tree by 3m.

Bradford on Avon: The existing single-storey extension at 10 Northleigh Bradford is due to be demolished.

This follows a successful application by Andrew and Sue Sharland to replace the extension with a new single-storey rear extension with internal alterations and landscaping..