Two applications for hot food vans and a new sports pavilion are in planning this week.

Blunsdon: Blunsdon Parish Council has applied to extend the small pavilion – and radically improve its usefulness – at Blunson recreation ground.

At the moment the building has two small changing rooms with toilets and showers, there is an additional accessible toilet and one women’s lavatory, there is also a kitchen and a small central space.

If the parish council’s proposal is approved two extensions - one at the rear and one at the back - will be added. This would create two larger changing rooms with improved shower and lavatory facilities and a storeroom. There will also be a separate changing room for match officials.

The kitchen would be improved and the central clubroom much expanded and improved.

The council also wants to improve the path to the pavilion.

One resident, Chris Bourton who volunteers with the local football club has written in support of the application: “The existing facilities at Sutton Park are inadequate and, frankly, pose a health hazard to our young players and their siblings.

“The planned path as part of the upgrade will open doors to inclusivity by enabling us to offer disability football to the community.

Hinton Parva: Healthy exercise will be the order of the day at Hill Manor House in Hinton Parva if Lochie Rankin’s application is approved. Mr Rankin hopes to put down a tennis court on the property, broadly in the same area as an existing grass tennis court and also a covered swimming pool.

Hot Food Vans: F Yilmaz has had his renewal of permission granted in 2019 to trade near Axis Business Centre in Westmead Drive approved

Amanulah Behsodi who trades from a takeaway food van in Sussex Place has applied to change the times he is allowed to operate.

He would like to trade between 4pm and 1am between Sunday and Thursdays and 4pm to 2.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

He says he has become aware that other traders from vans have those hours in their permissions.

Pinehurst: The request by Martin Jones to be allowed to use the annexe on his house at 269 Cricklade Road as a separate dwelling has been refused.

Mr Jones received retrospective permission for the annexe built in 2017 in 2019. His submission was that it had already been used as a separate dwelling since 2018- either as an Air BnB holiday let or to short-lease tenants.

The council has turned down his proposal on the grounds that the permission granted four years ago specifically said it should be “permanently ancillary accommodation and occupied only by persons of the same household.”

Extensions: Applications have been lodged for permission to build extensions to houses, or outbuildings, or to convert garages and lofts into habitable buildings at 33 Peregrine Close Covingham; 12 Sparcells Drive, Sparcells; 350 Marlborough Road; Rock House, 7 Stancombe Park, Westlea; 117 Marlborough Road and 14 Bedwyn Close, Pinehurst.

The last application was a retrospective application.

Applications for extensions and conversions have been approved for 21 Walcot Road, Old Walcot; 72 Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret; 48 Dores Road, Upper Stratton; 2 Cole Park, Badbury Wick; 6 Quarry Road, Old Town; 15 Baileys Way, Wroughton and the retrospective application for the conversion of a detached garage at 15 Irvine Close, Tadpole Garden Village to a habitable room.