REVISED plans for the redevelopment of an old bus depot have been waved through by parish councillors.

Developers want to build 45 flats on the former Stagecoach bus depot on Eastcott Hill. A planning application was lodged with borough planners last year, raising fears from residents and councillors about the impacts on parking and the character of the historic area.

OSP Architecture has submitted new plans. A central green space has been redesigned, removing a tree-lined path and taking out a mooted pedestrian gate onto South Street.

One of the six housing blocks has been shifted further back from a historic stone wall on South Street and another sited away from King William Street Primary School’s playground.

South Swindon Parish Councillors this week raised no objection to the new plans. The parish clerk said: “They do seem to have listened to what was said.”

However, two Eastcott Road and South Street residents have already complained about the new plans, citing parking problems in the area. Those living in the new flats would not be able to apply for residents’ parking permits, councillors heard.