Now Taylor Wimpey have submitted an application (S/PRIORC/17/1943) to convert the ground floor of 34 Trevello Road into a flat. The application — which has been incorrectly labelled on Swindon Borough Council’s planning portal as in Wroughton parish and ward — will see the ground floor become a two-bedroom flat.
Taylor Wimpey claim there has been a lack of interest in the building because “the retail unit is isolated from the main shopping area” Rather surprisingly, the application from Taylor Wimpey claims the building did not exist in 2013, even though they finished building it in 2010! Taylor Wimpey also claim in the application that “there is a key shopping area in Wichelstowe already” despite that being one thing East Wichel remains without, thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s painfully slow progress at finishing work here.
As the application is for prior approval of permitted development, there are very few things the council is allowed to consider when deciding whether to approve or refuse the application.