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

Melksham: Sue Spurrier of 48 Longford Road has been granted planning permission to build a single-storey side extension at her property.

Chirton: A planning bid for a new agricultural access at Manor Farm has been refused.

Future Farm UK Pty Ltd, who made the bid, was turned down by the council's planning officers because the creation of the new access would “act to visually extend the influence of the built development”.

The officer added that proposed wide entrance and hard-surfacing would have a negative impact on the setting within the North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty.

Issues were additionally raised over the applicant not adequately demonstrating visibility splays for a 50mph road which would result in a substandard access, the officer’s report adds.

“The proposed development will also result in vehicles turning right into the site from the A342 at a location where forward visibility from and of such vehicles is substandard and will create additional risk to the safety of highway users.”

Trowbridge: Mr and Mrs Lewis Hulin of 24 Heddington Close have been given the green light to build rear two-storey extensions and to rebuild the existing garage at their property.

Trowbridge: Building works are due to take place at Cranmore Close following a successful planning bid.

Su and Stuart Macgregor of 11 Cranmore Close will be demolishing an existing conservatory at the property to replace it with a new single-storey extension.

Chippenham: Mr and Mrs Pocock have received planning permission to build a detached garage and convert their existing garage into a home gym.

The approved plans for 37 Ridings Mead will see the couple build a one-and-a-half-storey garage in a “typical design”.

The existing garage will then be turned into a residential gym with the garage door replaced by windows.

Potterne: A bid to convert a former storage building into a dwelling has been turned down by the council's planning officers.

Amy Towill of 35 The Fairway wanted to convert the storage building at the rear barn on land at Devizes Road.

However, planning officers said that because of the proposals' siting in open countryside the plans conflicted with Potterne's neighbourhood plan and the county's core policy.

The report stated: "The proposed development is therefore deemed to be unsustainable and would conflict with the Council's plan-led approach to sustainable development."

It added that the number of works needed to convert the building for residential use was considered to be "major rebuilding" and fell outside the scope of conversion.

Calne: Darren Burbidge of 1 Pinhills has been granted planning permission to build side and rear two-storey extensions at the property.

Warminster: A change of use bid by Benjamin Colin of 34 Norridge View has been rejected by the council.

Mr Colin's plan would have seen the land at 34 Norridge View changed to "domestic curtilage" and saw the construction of a 1.8m high fence.

In their report, the council planning officer noted that the plans would result in the loss of public open space land.

The parcel of land, according to the report: "provides an important spatial gap and green buffer between the residential curtilages of Norridge View and the adjacent highway, which positively contributes to the feeling of openness and offers a pleasant character within the immediate locality."

They added that the plans do not retain or enhance the green infrastructure of the area and there was no green infrastructure offered as compensation.

Biddestone: Derek Walters of The Barn at Notton Park, Lacock has been given planning permission to install floodlights at the fourth tennis court at the Biddestone Tennis Club Recreation Field Yatton Road.

Bradford on Avon: Maggie Keith of 90 Winsley Road has been given the go-ahead to build a single-storey extension to form a porch, study and storeroom at her property.

The plans also include permission to extend the raised patio area at 90 Winsley Road.

Melksham: Planning permission has been given to extend the shop building at the Melksham Service Station on Semington Road.