Central: Fans of flame-grilled burgers will be fired up to learn that the Burger King branch which has been closed since it was badly damaged by fire in June will be opening again – albeit in a very limited capacity.

The fast-food chain has requested permission to build a ‘drive-through pod’ essentially a kitchen and serving area in a temporary building on the edge of the Queen’s Drive site’s car park. It has asked for permission to operate the building for up to 12 months while the main building is restored.

Customer parking on the site will be removed as the pod will be drive-through only, but some parking will be retained for staff.

Liden: The owner of 83 Okebourne Park is planning to spend plenty of time in the garden. Michael Wass has asked to be able to put up a two-metre-high boundary fence at the back of his property and put up three separate greenhouses.

Central: Developer Vijay Aggarwal has been granted another prior approval to turn the empty and boarded up UK Life Centre in Station Road into 170 flats. Mr Aggarwal was given permission in 2020 but told the council that work had been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic and was running out.

Central: The em1pty office space and loft above the branch of Mailboxes etc in Commercial Road can be turned into flats. Developer Prashant Kesarkar has been given permission to construct a studio flat and a two bed flat, with the second bedroom in the roof space, on the first floor

Highworth: A proposal made by car repair business CJ Parry to demolish part of a workshop at its Bartrop Yard site in Westrop and build a short terrace of three houses on the land has been turned down.

The proximity of the listed Westrop Farmhouse, a boundary wall and a dovecote meant planners thought: “The proposal would fail to preserve or enhance the character of appearance of heritage assets. Officers conclude the public benefits of the scheme, even taken together, would not outweigh the ‘less than substantial’ harm identified to the significance of the listed buildings.

Central: Developer Simon Tomlinson has been given the go-ahead to turn the modern building last used as the NatWest's branch and offices in Commercial Road next door to the exit from the Brunel Centre’s car parks into nine flats

He had previously been given the go-ahead to convert the three-storey red brick building into seven apartments. The new plan will see the building divided into one two-bed flat, five one-bed and two studio apartments.

Haydon Wick: Two listed in buildings which are described as being in 'poor condition' can be converted onto two small houses. Swallow Cottage and the brewhouse are outbuildings connects to the main farmhouse at Haydon Farm at Haydon End Lane - which dates back to the early 18th century.

Developer Woodcote homes has been given permission to convert both buildings into houses.

The tiny Swallow Cottage can be converted into a one-bed two story house with the brewhouse made into a two-bed house.

Town Centre: Hairdressers Knock Em Dead in Morley Street could be converted into four flats. Owner M Green has applied for permission to extend the rear of the building and for change of use.

Extensions: applications have been lodged to build extensions to houses or outbuildings or to convert lofts and outbuildings to habitable rooms at 11 Coppice Close, Woodhall Park; 63 Ulysses Road, Oakhurst; 13a Turnpike Road, Blunsdon; 163 Meadowcroft, Stratton St Margaret; 112 Upham Road, Old Walcot; 25 Darius Way, Abbey Mead.

Such applications have been approved for 1 Glenwood Close, Old Town, 1 Marsh Farm Cottages, Shrivenham Road, Central ; 16 Rye Close Middleleaze; 31 Windsor Road, Lawn; 62 Westlecot Road, Old Town; Bourne House, Draycot Foliat Lane, Draycot Foliat.