CHENEY MANOR: Bowling aficionados will still have somewhere to play after Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club won permission to continue its use of a building in Cheney Manor industrial estate. The club was given a temporary permission in 2015 to construct a four-rink indoor green with changing rooms and a bar and kitchen and a small snooker room and function room. The reason given at the time for the five-year permission was to protect the use of the site for employment. Although the club applied for a permanent change of use, planners say the use of the unit for eight years for bowling has not changed the essential nature of the areas and have agreed to give a longer-10 year permission until 2030.

PINEHURST: People living nearby and the borough council’s environmental health officer have concerns about A Ebohon’s plan to convert what is already a five-bed shared house of multiple occupation at 123 Pinehurst Road into a seven-bedroom property. Mr Ebohon has applied for permission to extend at the back. That would allow him to put in an extra bedroom on the first floor, and an extra bedroom and living room on the ground floor. Neighbours have objected on the grounds that there is often noise, and parking difficulties in the area.The council’s environmental health officer has raised the issue that the new ground floor bedroom has no means of escape except through the kitchen or living room, which are high risk areas for fire, and has asked the design to be changed to give direct access to the outside.

ABBEY MEADS: Fast food giant McDonald's has requested the condition restricting hours of trade at its branch in the North Swindon District centre be lifted. The firm wants to open from 6am to midnight, seven days a week.

The company says it does not know of any complaints from people nearby about noise or disturbance it expects to pick custom from passing trade during the new extended hours.

CHISELDON: Justin Rigg has applied to be allowed to knock down the existing garage at 59 Castle View Road and put up on the site a one-storey office and workshop.

NEW EASTERN VILLAGES: Work might be able to start if planners sign off on a proposal to plant trees and bushes either side of Liden Brook. Developers Vistry Homes and Bellway Homes have permission to build 370 houses on the Redlands farm site as part of Swindon’s major expansion over the A419. One of the conditions was that no work could start until the plan for an eight metre buffer zone protecting the brook, which forms the northern boundary of the development site, was agreed. The developers have lodged their application to have the plan showing trees, shrubbery and green spaces as a barrier between the houses, a play area and the brook approved.

EXTENSIONS: Conversions of outbuildings, garages and lofts to living space, or extensions, have all been approved for 11 Bancroft Close, Grange Park; 18 Clark Drive, Old Shaw; 15 Towcester Road, Stratton St Margaret; 16 Sheen Close, Grange Park; 31 Hadrian’s Close, Stratton; 25 Ainsworth Close, Park South; 4 Bremhill Close, Penhill; 13 Orchard Grove, Stratton; 2 Botany, Highworth; 30 Windsor Road, Lawn; 10 Shipley Drive, Abbey meads; 7 Harbour Close, Moredon.

Applications for permission for prior approval have been made for 8 Salcombe Grove, Old Walcot; 1 Melstock Road, Taw Hill; 30 Upham Road, Old Walcot; 74 Okebourne Park, Liden; 55 Upfield, Liden and 1 Rosetta Close, Oakhurst.

TREES: Work has been approved on trees subject to protection, or in conservation areas at Mill House, Cues Lane, Bishopstone; Oak Springs, Church Lane, Stanton Fitzwarren; Century House, Nell Hill, Hannington; Withybank, Bakers Road, Wroughton; Hampton Lodge, Hampton lane, Hampton and Berkeley House, Hunts Rise, South Marston.

Work on trees has been applied for at The Rails, Oxon Place, Bishopstone; 2 Sams Lane, Blunsdon and at the Blunsdon Chase Liden Homes development