Covingham: The building which has been used to host a nursery for the children of workers at the WH Smith head office will be converted into a business space.

The company has been given permission to install a large roller door in the side of the single storey building on the edge of the WH Smith site, and had had its application to change the use to office and light industry approved.

Tadpole Garden Village: Green Street in the housing development could be getting a new pub. An application has been lodged for a pub with staff accommodation and room for its own microbrewery. No other details associated with the application are available from Swindon Borough Council’s website.

Eldene: The owner of 7 Fanshawe Road, Mr Wiggins, has applied for permission to put up a single-story extension at the front of the house and to convert the integrated garage into living space, mainly an enlarged entrance hall.

Castle Eaton: At Rivermead in The Street in castle Eaton and village to the north and east of the borough Mr and Mrs Read wabt6 to put a second storey onto the garage adjoining their home.

Stratton: In Stratton, a Mr F Skeete has applied to be able to covert one of the three garages in an integrated unite built into his house at 1 Dairy Close into part of his home.

He wants to replace the garage door nearest to the main house with a window and use it for a kitchen and bathroom.

Dormer windows in the roof of the two storey garages have also been included in the plans.

Haydon Wick: The owner of 3 Beck Close in Haydon Wick, Mike Sullivan, has been given permission to convert the integrated garage into a utility room.

The property has room to park three cars outside, and Mr Sullivan will use the space for a cycler store and utility room with double sinks installed.

He will also be able to knock though a wall, creating and open plan kitchen and dining room.

Coate Water: Visitors to Coate water next summer will probably be buying their tickets from a new booth.

Swindon Borough Council, which runs the attraction, has applied to its own planning department to be able to install a new small pre-fabricated shelter for attendants in the car park.

Abbey Meads: German discount supermarket giant Aldi wants to extend its shop in Latham Road.

The company has applied to build a large warehouse extending laterally from the side of its main store.

If approved the new structure will come at the cost of nine parking spaces at the store.

Tadpole Garden Village: Builder Bellway Homes has applied to be able to cut down a mature oak tree at its development in Ryan Walk.

The company says the tree is too near the site of an under-road culvert it will be constructing - and digging the culvert might damage the tree.

Its application says it will plant a new oak tree as close to the site of the existing one as possible.

Abbey Meads: Clothing store Next at the North Swindon District Centre will be getting new signs - for other shops.

The store has had approval to put up large signs advertising “Stationery by WH Smith” and mobile phone provider O2.

Bishopstone: A wall in a rural village within Swindon borough will be getting a thatched roof.

Richard Liddiard owns Sarsens in the High Street in Bishopstone near Wanborough in the south of the borough.

He has been given permission to knock down a lean to at the side of the Grade II-listed property.

He will put a new thatch on the retaining wall instead of the slate roof of the lean-to.

Mr Liddiard will also be able to replace windows in the historic property.