A car-rental business on Greenbridge Road could become a new storage operation.

Now Storage, a company which runs such units throughout the south of England is looking to expand its operations into Swindon and it has applied for permission from the borough council for change of use from a former Eurocar rental business on an industrial estate off Greenbridge Road.

If it gets the go ahead the company will use containers for the storage of household items while some of the open hard-standing space will be used for large weather-proof items such as caravans, boats or trailers, which it said: "can cause a nuisance when stored at residential properties."

The company's application says that no new buildings, aside from the portable offices already on site, need be built and it can have trailers on site from the first day of working.