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

Minety: A bid for a certificate of lawfulness for commercial horse use of Moor Farm on Ashton Road has been rejected.

In the officer's report, they stated they were 'not satisfied' that the applicant, Ian Smeeth, had described 'precisely' the development that has taken place.

They said: "The submission originally had a statutory declaration stating prior to 2016 the previous owner used the arena for commercial purposes. However, the previous owner’s family member then emailed contradicting this statement."

Due to the conflicting information, the case officer then advised Mr Smeeth to submit a planning bid to right the enforcement issue.

However, the bid was thrown out as the evidence was not persuasive and did not show without a doubt that the land was in breach of a planning condition.

Lower Stanton St Quintin: Mr R Hatfield of 42 Avils Lane submitted a planning bid to build a detached garage on his property.

The plans handed in by Mr Hatfield would see him build the oak framed garage with an overnight guest bedroom above.

The application has since been approved. In their planning conditions, the officer wrote that the garage was not permitted to be occupied at 'at any time other than for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the main dwelling'.

This means that the guest bedroom must not be used as any form of permanent housing.