A BID has been made to change the design of a care home development outside Royal Wootton Bassett.

Leda Properties won permission for the 66-bed complex at Marsh Farm in June, despite objections from the town council and Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council.

Now the firm, along with Ideal Care Homes, is seeking permission to vary the planning permission with an extension to the main entrance of the building.

In a letter to Wiltshire Council Alistair Wood, planning and development manager of LNT Care Developments, said: “The purpose of this extension is to provide an improved foyer/entrance area at ground floor level and a more robust first floor balcony/terrace than formed part of the currently approved scheme and dispensing with balcony at second floor level.”

A previous mixed application for a care home and a Lidl retail store was refused by Wiltshire Council and dismissed by the planning inspectorate in Bristol on appeal.

Earlier this year the German discount chain said despite the rejection it was still committed to building a new store outside the town.

The care home application can be seen ponline at wiltshire.gov.uk