Cheney Manor: A pole dancing school has withdrawn its application to operate from an industrial park in Cheney Manor.

Emily Smith, who runs Emily’s Pole Fitness, hoped to convert two units of Enterprise House in Cheney Manor Industrial Park to run her dance and aerial dance classes and had applied for change of use permission for the units. If granted, the switch would have necessitated building a new floor in one of the units.

But it was the prospect of those classes being held in the evening and at weekends that drew objections from other businesses and workers in the business park.

Lee Jerrard, who lives in Cirencester, works at the estate and often has to leave his car overnight.

He said that leaving the gates open would allow anybody to wander around the park at will and that when a karate school on the site held classes out of office, hours cars had been broken into.

Other businesses also objected on security grounds and one said its insurance would be invalidated by members of the public having the code for keypad access.

West Swindon: Shoppers needing cash will be sorted in West Swindon. Asda at the shopping centre there has been given permission to install a three cash machine pod on the walkway near its entrance.

The new pod’s placement will necessitate moving a parent and child parking space to create one for security guards refilling the machines.

Wanborough: A small development of houses would have damaged the setting of two listed country cottages on the edge of Swindon has, council planners said.

Fairwater Homes had applied to build eight houses on farmland – currently used for grazing of alpacas – off The Marsh, north of Wanborough. But dozens of objections from nearby residents and the potential damage to the area led Euclid Street planners to refuse the proposals.

The report said: “The site is located outside Swindon and the identified Wanborough rural settlement boundary and is located within the non-coalescence area between the New Eastern Villages and the existing villages.

“The proposed development will fail to preserve or enhance Moat Cottage and Lake Cottage, which are grade II listed buildings and will have a harmful impact on their character, appearance and setting.”

Town centre: Coffee lovers will be able to continue to enjoy their favoured beverage al fresco – Costa in The Parade has been given permission to keep a seating area out on the street for its customers.

St Andrew’s: A care home in St Andrews has been given permission to expand.

Abbey House in Richardson Road already looks after 73 elderly residents – and it will be able to reconfigure its interior to create and additional seven bedroom.

The application to Swindon Borough Council by Peter Madden on Magnum Care, which is based in Burnham near Slough, said: “The care home is operating at full capacity with a waiting list, demonstrating a need for additional care bedrooms. The seven new bedrooms would help ease this pressing need.”

Upper Stratton: Conditions placed on a small housing development built in the last decade have prevented the conversion of a garage into a habitable room.

Elishma Fernandes, the owner of one of the houses in Old Dairy Close, wanted to be given permission to convert her garage into a room.

But when the small development of eight houses off Green Road was given planning permission in 2007, one of the conditions specifically said that garages must be kept as storage and not turned into a living space.

Highworth: Retrospective permission has been sought to keep Barn Cottage and its garage in Swindon Road standing. Both were built a decade ago.