One property developer has made application to turn three separate houses into student-style shared houses of multiple occupation.

Old Town: Phillip Brett who lives in Woodley, Reading wants to turn the six-bedroom house at 27 Prospect Hill into an eight person HMO.

With the addition of a rear extension, the house would have four single ensuite bedroom and two double rooms on its two floors.

Town Centre: Mr Brett also wants retrospective planning permission for a two-storey extension at 34 Dover Street. That would allow him to convert the building into accommodation for eight people on four storeys. A kitchen dining room would be put in the basement and there would be a double bedroom in the already-converted loft and on the first floor, and four single bedroom.

Town Centre: In Lorne Street Mr Brett has applied for permission to build a single story rear extension at number 13. If his plans are approved he will remove an additional kitchen from the first floor and have two double bedroom and three single rooms for offer.

Redhouse: Young adults with learning difficulties or brain injuries could be offered specialist care and accommodation in Britten Road.

Care company PBT Social Care been given to use number 69 - a four bedroom house - as a care unit for the young people.

Its application said: "Adults with care needs can thrive in homely environments with skilled staffing and management structure to support them.

As well as four private bedroom for the inhabitants, the plans show living space and kitchen diner. It adds that one or two staff will be on site at all times to provide care and a manger will be present during the day and on call.

Despite objections to the plan over noise and parking concerns, planners at Euclid Street have given consent.

Stratton: A block of three shop units which became unviable after a tenant left after paying no rent and another user could not be found will be knocked down.

Church Street Properties which owned the three unit block in Rainer Street already has permission to build six flats on the land.

It has now been given approval to demolish the single storey shopping block.

Until 2018 it houses a One-Stop convenience store, and a hairdressers and dog grooming parlour. The tenant who ran the store left suddenly in January that year and a new tenant could not be found to take it on.

The hairdresser has since retired.

Wanborough: The dog grooming parlour displaced by the closure and planned demolition of the block in Rainer Street will be operating form Wanborough

Timothy Shave who runs Tip-Top Grooming has been given permission to open up in a unit at Lotmead Business Park in Wanborough.

Stratton: The Co-op supermarket in Hyde Road which is to close next month could be replaced by a gym.

Applicant John Leighton of L2 Property ltd have been given the go-ahead to change the use of the unit.

The application lodged with Swindon Borough Council says the gym will be run by national operator Pure Gym and will be open 24 hours a day, and that such gyms typically bring 15 jobs.A number of concerns were lodged with the council about the loss of the supermarket as a community asset, but the application says the plan for the gym was only put in after Co-op announced the closure of the store, and that 10 supermarket chains had expressed no interests in the site.

Blunsdon: Planning officers at Swindon Borough Council have approved the plans for the control of noise put forward by the builders of 52 houses to go up next door to the A419.

Developer Fairhurst UK has permission to build 52 houses on a triangular plot north of Lady Lane and Abbey Stadium and south of the dual carriageway.