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

WARMINSTER: Wiltshire Council have objected to Warminster Cricket Club’s plans to remove hedgerow surrounding their field at the Pavillion, on Sambourne Road.

In planning documents submitted, Alex MacDonald wrote that the hedge was not only difficult to maintain, but also prevented visibility into the grounds. He added: "Thirdly the hedgerow is thick and balls are often lost within it or significant amount of time is spent looking for the ball in the hedgerow. Finally he hedge sits on top of a mound and the nets (recently damaged during the storms) the idea would be to keep the mound, remove the hedge and pin new netting down into the mound meaning the ball will not be able to pass through as it does sometimes currently with the hedgerow. The concern is the ball could hit a vehicle or pedestrian causing significant damage to a person and or property.”

However, a raft of objections were received with one objector writing the plans were "totally unnecessary destruction of an environment that hosts countless bird families in Spring."

The council have issued a Hedgerow Retention Notice.

POTTERNE: Plans for a detached kennel block accommodating seven kennel suites and office block at Whistley Canine Country Club, Potterne, have been approved. The family run dog and cat boarding business has been operating since 2011.

Planning documents submitted with the organisation’s application form state: “Over the past two years, four dog boarding kennels within a 10 mile radius have closed, and another boarding kennel within the Kennet area is closing at the end of August and this has resulted in an increased demand for our services.

“We are regularly fully booked and have to turn away potential and existing clients. The construction of a new detached kennel block providing seven additional kennels will meet this increased demand and will be constructed to match the very high standard of accommodation currently provided.”

PEWSWEY: Honeystreet Logs, a firewood business, sought retrospective planning permission for the construction of a log drying kiln and planning permission to construct a concrete wall and yard.

Approval was granted and the proposed concrete wall will be approximately 3m high and will be positioned towards the south of the existing kiln, creating a two-sided corner wall to store the woodchip used to run the boiler.

It is also proposed to lay a concrete base between the existing kiln buildings and the proposed wall

Wiltshire Council's planning officer wrote: “When read in conjunction with the site as a whole, and given that there have been no objections, it is considered that the proposals are acceptable.”

CORSHAM: Listed building consent has been refused to Mr Ellis who submitted plans to replace an outbuilding at 6 Bakers Corner, Corsham with a new outbuilding to provide home office, WC and store.

The property is part of a row of Grade II listed buildings located within the Neston Conservation Area. The planning officer wrote that proposed removal of a section of the wall, which is curtilage listed, would cause “harm.”

He added: “Any benefit as a result of the proposal would be purely the private benefit of the applicant and would not result in any tangible public benefits.”

MARLBOROUGH: Timpsons at 38 High Street, a grade 2 listed building, has been granted advertisement consent for a new sign.

The replacement sign will be fitted to a steel ornate bracket and will “match” neighbouring shops on the street.

MARKET LAVINGTON: Mr Tattersall has been granted planning permission to replace a timber fence in poor condition with a new brick wall.

The site, at 11 White Street, sits next to a public bridleway and access lane serving The Clays and within the Market Lavington Conservation Area.

BRADFORD UPON AVON: Listed building consent has been granted to Ms Jeary, to allow for the installation of a non-illuminated projecting hanging sign and repainting of front door of the Georgian Lodge – a self-catered apartment .

The new sign, hung from a metal bracket, will detail the business’ name in yellow and white lettering on a grey background and to repaint the front door from white to grey.