Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee will have an unusual private and confidential item on the agenda at its meeting on Tuesday.

Council and committee meetings sometimes go into a private session – excluding the press and public when discussing details of commercial deals and arrangements with private companies as public disclosure is seen as giving an advantage to competitors.

It is rare for the planning committee to go into a private session – but the agenda for next week’s meeting says only that the committee will discuss “enforcement action” as the last item for the meeting.

The agenda gives no further details over which property any enforcement action may be proposed or taken.

It is known that the borough council is looking to get both the Mechanics’ Institute in Railway Village and the Corn Exchange or Locarno in Old Town back into use.

Both Victorian buildings are in empty and in poor repair – and both are in private ownership.

The council passed a motion saying a workable plan for the Locarno should be put forward by the Corn Exchange owner Gael McKenzie by this summer before it starts to look at further options, which could include enforcement action.

The committee meeting starts at 6pm on Tuesday, April 13. A weblink will be activated to allow members of the public to attend.