WICHELSTOWE: A spectacular tree of life, featuring the kind of wildlife found in and around the Wichelstowe Canal, could soon be installed in the new development.
As part of the planning permission for the extension granted in 2013, the development company was asked to commission a piece of public art to be installed on the roundabout built on Mill Lane.
He’s the winner of the contest.
The development company told planners: “Sebastien Boyeson was the successful artist, with his proposal for a ‘Tree of Life’. The tree includes animals and plants found in Wichelstowe with the heron, which was recently voted Wichelstowe residents’ favorite wildlife, taking pride of place.
“The main structure of the tree is formed of weather resistant steel with the flora and fauna formed of laser cut stainless steel. It is proposed that the tree be illuminated by an internal light, be connected to the mains, is powered by solar energy.
GREENBRIDGE: Signage at Greenbridge Retail Park may change. The owner of the M&G real estate site has requested permission to modify the signs and totems directing visitors to the different parts of the site. Instead of the familiar green panels, the new totems would have a black background, if the request is approved
DORCAN: Derby-based Develop Training Ltd have applied for a change of use for the empty half of Richmond House – used by advertiser Swindon – in the Edison Park shopping area in Dorcan.
The company wants to be able to use the offices for workshops and classrooms to train people largely to work in the construction industry and similar trades.
Its app says, “Our training centers offer a wide variety of training courses, including electrical and mechanical, water systems and legionella, confined spaces, downstream gas and gas distribution, water and environment, general health and safety. , as well as courses tailored to many industries, including asbestos training and working at heights safety courses.
COVINGHAM: Mobile communications provider WK Hutchison has applied for a legality certificate to install a 20m communications mast along Dorcan Road in Covingham.
The mast will support six antennas and two transmission dishes, and will have four equipment cabinets at the base. The plan is to provide 5G coverage to the area, upgrading existing 3G coverage. and related construction works.
OLD TOWN: The listed buildings at 11 and 13 Wood Street can be extended to the rear. Deacon & Sons jewelers and watchmakers, who use number 11-15 down the street, have been allowed to build more offices and workshops at the rear of the property. Numbers 11 and 13 are listed, but 15 is not.
WEST SWINDON: The parish council has received permission to expand the skateboard and BMX park in the Riverside Industrial Estate.
The council told planners the small extension was to allow “more users with a diversity of mobility to be able to use a wheeled track”.
There will be no change to the hours of use of the park, nor to the lighting.
EXTENSIONS: Applications have been made to build extensions to houses, or to build or convert outbuildings and lofts into habitable rooms at: 2 Greenfields, South Marston; 135 Cheney Manor Road, Cheney Manor; 156 Ermin St, Stratton St Margaret; 117 Inglesham Road, Penhill; and 5 The News, Russley Park, Bishopstone.
Such applications have been approved for: 171 Grange Drive and 3 Frilford Drive, both in Stratton St Margaret; 33 Birdcombe Road, Westlea; 40 The Knoll, Croft Road, Old Town; 6 Devereux Close, Grange Park; 34 Henley Drive Highworth and 15 Bell Vue Road in the Old Town.