Westlea: Crossfit enthusiasts will be pumped to learn the exercise centre in Westmead Drive can continue.

Luke Knapp, who runs CrossFit Swindon, has been given the retrospective planning permission he needed to use the industrial unit in the Star West building on Westmead Industrial Estate.

Mr Knapp’s application to use the downstairs floor as a large open space for the variety of exercises and have toilets and a social space upstairs was given the go-ahead. He said he offered specific fitness classes not available elsewhere in Swindon.

Gorse Hill: Up to 29 jobs could be created at a medical waste treatment and transport centre coming a unit in Dunbeath Road, on the Techno Trading Estate.

Tradebe, a specialist company based in Heysham, Lancashire, has been given permission to convert a light industrial unit for its purposes.

Medical waste will be brought to the site in lorries from facilities such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and even vets’ surgeries.

Some of it – such as infectious waste and sharps which still contain blood traces – will be treated and shredded. Other material labelled 'offensive waste' – expired medicines, dental waste and non-infectious sharps – will be treated and packaged for onward transport.

Nothing will be incinerated at the site. The company said it was suitable as it was not near any residential areas which would be affected by truck movements.

Wroughton: A listed wall in Wroughton could be getting its original postbox back. In September the George VI box in the wall in The Pitchens was taken away because it had rusted shut.

It was replaced by a modern wall box, but in the interim graphic designer Stephen Wildish, who lives in the village, designed a cardboard replacement to fill the hole – mixing up the letters to spell PSOT OCFFIE.

Royal Mail has now applied for planning permission to put back the original George VI box, which dates back to the 1940s. Its front has been restored with a new ‘carcass’, which will be hidden by the wall.

Wroughton: A former care home could be demolished.

Dannah House in Bakers Road, which had 24 bedrooms, is shuttered behind barriers and its grounds are overgrown. It has been closed for several years.

Now Harbahjan Surdhar has applied for permission from Swindon Borough Council to knock down the building. On the site Mr Surdhar wants to build four detached four-bedroom houses, running in a linear fashion off a new access road running from Bakers Road.

Moredon: Developer E Salik has applied to turn the shop unit at 11 Moredon Street into either a takeaway or a laundrette.

If the shop, originally a terraced house, becomes a food takeaway customers will have a seating area at the front with the rear of the building taken up by the kitchens and store rooms and office.

If it becomes a laundrette it will feature a longer space filled with machines and seating for customers

Chiseldon: A councillor and member of Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee had to watch her colleagues turn down her own application for planning permission.

Jenny Jefferies, who represents Chiseldon and Lawn, lived in Marlborough Road in the neighbourhood.

She had resubmitted a previously turned down application to build two houses on land in the back garden of her bungalow home.

Planning officers had recommended the scheme be turned down because it was outside the development boundary of Chiseldon, it was ‘overbearing’ on neighbouring properties and out of character with the area.