Tadpole Garden Village: Developer David Wilson Homes has been granted retrospective planning permission for a foul-water sewage pumping station to be built, having already started building it.

But the station, which is surrounded by houses in the new development, has angered neighbours.

Paul Starkey, who lives in High Ground, wrote: “Adding this item at such a late stage of this development is a failure of due diligence of both David Wilson Homes and Swindon council planning department that something so important has been overlooked.”

Pia Welsby, who lives in the same road said: “While considering the purchase of our property back in 2018 we observed the plans for the entire estate which showed this space to be open and green park area. We believe that the position of this pumping station poses safety concerns for children, pedestrians, residents, vehicles and will have a major impact on what was planned to be a large open and public space.”

Old Town: The wifi signal in a historic bank building will be boosted. Lloyd inhabits two Grade II-listed buildings at 3-5 High Street in Old Town, pictured, and has been given permission to install wifi amplifiers to make sure computers and devices throughout the building get a better signal.

County Ground: Fans who want to watch grassroots football on the all-weather pitch at the County Ground site will be able to sit out of the rain. Swindon Town FC’s Community Foundation has been granted permission to install two small, 36-seater stands on the northern side of the pitch which is sandwiched between the main Swindon Town ground, the cricket ground and athletics track.

Greenbridge: BMW Mini has been given permission to knock down five buildings on its Bridge End Road site, buildings that the company has already demolished.

The buildings were levelled as part of the car maker’s plan to build a new manufacturing facility on the site. Work on that has started with a huge white steel-framed rising on the site.

Old Town: The owner of an empty corner shop, at 39 Eastcott Hill, on the corner with Stafford Street has been given permission to convert the building into flats. Sidney Sheen will turn the shop and accommodation behind and above it into four one-bedroom flats.

The scheme has caused concern for neighbours. Jo McAree owns the property at 28 Eastcott Hill where three businesses are situated. She said the plans for the shop appeared to have no parking at all provided and said since the Duke of Wellington pub across the street was developed into similar studio flats she has had residents and visitors frequently parking on her property.

Castle Eaton: The Red Lion pub in The Street in the village north of Highworth is looking to expand. Donningtons Brewery, which owns the pub wants to demolish the existing conservatory and take of the flat roof and replace it with a larger building with a lantern roof.

Wanborough: A dog-grooming business made homeless now the unit it used in Rainer Close in Stratton St Margaret is to be converted to flats is on the move.

Tip Top grooming salon was one of two businesses which had to move when the units behind an empty convenience store were allocated for housing. Now the owner Timothy Shave is looking to relocate to Wanborough.

He has applied to use a unit at Lotmead Business Park at Lotmead Farm to the north of the village.

Town centre: The owner of 8 Broad Street has applied to turn the three-bedroom terraced house into two two-bed flats, one of the ground floor, one on the first floor.