Wroughton: A plan to build another house on an empty plot in Savill Crescent has been refused.

Philp Michael, who lives at 21 had applied to build a three bedroom two-storey house next door, on the corner of the street

Wroughton Parish Council had not objected to using the land in principle, but it was against the design and placement of the house.

Planners at Swindon Borough Council were also against the proposal. They said: "The proposed development by virtue of its siting, design and cramped appearance on plot, would result in an incongruous form of development which would appear at odds with the existing built form and character of the surrounding area, It would have a detrimental impact on the amenity of the adjacent neighbour, 19 Savill Crescent, creating unacceptable loss of light."

Stratton St Margaret: A large house in Marshfield Way could become a student-style shared HMO. Chris Waite who owns Treetops in the street has applied for a change of use form the current seven-bedroom bed and breakfast businesses to a seven-person HMO.

Badbury: The owners of the grade-II listed eighteenth century cottage at 19 Badbury lane want to raise the two chimneys on the roof. Mr and Mrs Tilley have applied to the borough council for permission to remove two early twentieth century tiled fireplace surrounds, and replace the chimney stacks.

Castle Eaton: A garde II listed house in a conservation area will be returning to past glories, and moving into the future. Alexis Tysler, who owns the Malt House in The Street in Castle Eaton a small village north east of Swindon has been given permission to remove modern fireplace and out in a new one of Georgian design which is "more appropriate" to the house.

At the same time, permission has been granted to run cable broadband into the house which was built in the early 19th century.

South Marston: Panattoni has requested a screening opinion from planners at Swindon Borough Council about whether they it needs to make an environmental impact assessment if it puts in plans for a new huge warehouse at Symmetry Park just north east of the A419.

The warehouse would be 215,000 square metres if built. That's nearly the size of three full-size football pitches. Screening opinion requests are normally a good sign that a formal application can be expected imminently.

Old Town: An Old Town pub looks to be expanding. The Royal Oak in Devizes Toad has applied for permission to create a new doorway connecting it to 33-34 Newport Street.

That building used to be a restaurant. The company that runs the Royal Oak, Bay Rock Leisure wants the access to be able to use the neighbouring building as a restaurant, kitchen and lobby.

Shaw: The Village Inn in Ramleaze Drive has applied to put up new signs on the front and side entrances to the building as well as signs to is car park and directions.

Oakhurst: Simon Rushton, who owns 35 Voyager Drive has applied for permission to create two or three new parking spaces on his property. It already has two spaces, but Mr Rushton wants to use a semi-circle of land at the side of the property for hard standing for cars.

His application is supported by ward councillor Vinay Manro who says Voyager Drive is a busy street without much off-street parking, and this will allow Mr Rushton and his family to park cars without having to do so on the street.

Gablecross: An oak tree next to the road at the Gablecross roundabout, at Wiltshire Police's main Swindon station will be felled to allow better traffic use of the junction.

The tree on the southern e north of the junction will be cut down at ground level.

Another oak tree should be planted as close as possible to the site of the original without affecting the junction.