Upper Stratton: Mexican food could be taken to the next level in an industrial estate in Swindon.

Gregory Howells runs Bandido Burritos, which he sells from a trailer in the car park of the Booker food cash and carry in Moray Road. The owner of the cash and carry has agreed to his plans to remove the trailer and replace it with a 33ft red double decker bus.

Groundwell: Ferhat Ulu has applied to renew his permission to sell hot takeaway food from a layby on Cricklade Road near the Groundwell industrial estate. He parks a white van and trailer in the layby every day,

Upper Stratton: The former Co-op supermarket in Hyde Road is one step closer to re-opening as a gym. National chain Pure Gym has already been given permission to take over the building, which has been unused since the food store stopped trading in November.

Now the company has been given permission to put up signs announcing it as a gymnasium. Gyms have not yet been allowed to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown

Upper Stratton: A working men’s club which closed in 2018 can be turned into flats and bungalows

Arkell’s brewery, which owns the former Reform Club in Beechcroft Road has been given the go ahead to turn the building, in the middle of a terraced street, into three two-bedroom flats spread over three storeys and to convert rooms in an extension stretching further back from the street frontage into two one-bedroom bungalows.

To allow cars access to parking at the back of the site, a tunnel will have to be knocked though the entrance to the club manager’s flat, at the right hand side of the frontage.

The company told planners at Euclid Street: “We have not formally marketed the property for use as a club or pub because we know it would not be financially viable. All of the interest we have had has come from property developers.

“Local residents have encouraged us not to reopen it as a pub or club as it lends itself to residential use.”

Old Town: South Swindon Parish Council’s outline for work to restore the ornate Victorian gates to Town Gardens at the Quarry Road entrance has been approved.

The authority carried out the restoration of gates at the Goddard Road entrance earlier last year. And that gave confidence to the borough council’s conservation officer, who had expressed some doubt about the level of detail in the parish council’s submission.

The parish will remove the gates and then remove the supporting pillars below ground level. Specialist blacksmiths will reforge missing parts of the gates and keep as much of the original material as possible, and when finished the gates will be painted their original red colour, as they were in the 1860s.

Extensions: An application for an extension has been made for Bouverie Avenue, Lakeside. Applications have been approved for extensions or conversions of lofts and outbuildings at Dunvegan, 10 Woodland View, Wroughton; 18 Cleeve lawns, Lawn, 47 Bath Road, Old Town, 159 Pinehurst Road, Pinehurst; 32 Highworth Road; 4 The Lynch Field, Wanborough and 56 Cricklade Road, Highworth.

Trees: Work on trees has been applied for or approved at 8, The Quarry, Old Town; 17 High Street, Highworth; Allison Court, Cheney manor Road; 64 High Street, Blunsdon; Manoubra Waters, The Street, Castle Eaton; The Coach House, Eastrop Grange, Highworth.