Plans for new MOT bays at Coombe Bissett garage

AN aging MOT garage could be demolished and replaced with one ‘up to modern standards’.

The current structure, on the Pinewood Business Park Centre in Coombe Bissett, was built in the 1950s and has operated as an MOT bay ever since, an application to Wiltshire Council said.

“The MOT bay is, however, no longer compliant and to continue operating needs to be brought up to modern standards,” it said.

The application seeks permission for the demolition of the current garage, to be replaced with a building ‘of similar construction to the other existing buildings on the site’.

The current garage is deemed 'not fit for purpose'

The current garage is deemed ‘not fit for purpose’

“The proposal is driven by the success of the existing MOT centre and desire by the owners to replace the existing inadequate garage with one that is larger and inclusive of a motorcycle MOT station,” the application went on.

“The existing structure is a poor-quality constructon with limited/no insulation and poor access.”

It said the current building is in ‘poor condition’ and ‘partially overgrown with vegetation’.

“It is thought the proposal will allow the existing business to continue operating and also allow the business to naturally expand and better serve its customers,” the plan added.

For more information, and to comment on the plans, log on to and search for application reference PL/2023/07028.

How the new structure could look

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