WROUGHTON: An old brick boiler tower which was built by hand can be demolished.

The Science Museum’s Group, which has storage hangars at Wroughton Airfield, applied to remove the tower.

It says the building is in very poor repair and poses a safety risk. As there is asbestos in the building and because there will be museum staff working nearby during the demolition, scaffolding will be erected around the building and the bricks taken apart one be one.

Specialist asbestos removal contractors will be used to take away the hazardous material and the removed bricks and rubble will also be taken from the site.

ABBEY MEADS: Beauty therapist Nayara Preston has applied to turn half of the double garage at her home at 15 Hardwick Close into a salon.

Her application says there is already off-road parking for customers and that there would be no additional windows or doors added though the garage door would be converted into one to be used by customers.

OLD TOWN: The two floors above a shop at 94 Victoria Road could be turned into flats.

J Johns has applied to convert the empty office space into two separate apartments, both featuring a double and single bedroom. His application says "the work would have minimal impact on the street with no changes to the building externally and minimal internally.”

OLD TOWN: The owner of 12 The Mall may have to demolish a double garage and office he built at the back of his home.

Support from neighbours and people who use the area for jogging and walking dogs did not sway the opinions of planning officers. The owner  built the double garage with an office for his business and then applied for retrospective planning permission. It’s perfectly legal to do so but runs the risk of having to remove the building if permission is refused.

In this case, while there were two neighbours objecting and four letters in support. South Swindon Parish Council did not object but planning officers have refused permission.

They said: “The development by virtue of its size and scale would result in an oversized, dominant and bulky addition to the backway which causes harm to and fail to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area.”

WROUGHTON: An entirely new house can be built after part of an existing house and its unsafe extension have been knocked down.

Melinda Smith owns 22 Devizes Road and her plan to knock down part of that building, which has not been lived in for 20 years, and the equally derelict extension has been approved.

In their place a separate two-bedroom end-of-terrace house will be built, with one bedroom on the ground floor and one on the upper storey.

EXTENSIONS: Plans for extensions to houses have been lodged for 20 Downe View, Broome Manor and 47 Swindon Road, Wroughton.

They have been approved for 299 Cricklade Road; 7 St Margaret’s Green, Stratton; 44 Capesthorne Drive, Haydon Wick; 12 Kilby Crescent, St Andrews; 31 Hillside Avenue, Kingshill; 14 Rodway, Wanborough; 164 Moredon Road, Moredon; 9 Colebrook Road, Stratton St Margaret; 25 Gainsborough Way, Freshbrook; 80 Boness Road, Wroughton and 30 Holne Road, East Wichel