Nursery given long term approval

A CHILDREN’S nursery has been given the go ahead to operate long term despite nearby residents complaining it was too noisy.

Artemis Childcare Limited applied to the borough council to continue operating its day nursery in Calvert Road.

The company was originally granted 18 month long temporary planning permission to turn a house into a nursery for up to 40 children in June 2010.

The planning committee heard on Wednesday there were three letters of objection to the bid and two letters of support.

Objectors stated there was problems with access with parents parking in the street and noise from the outside classroom in the rear garden.

One parent’s letter in support stated the nursery was a “godsend” as it was within walking distance of her home and the Ore train station. Another parent stated it was “perfect” as it is safe and quiet.

Councillor Emily Westley moved the application. She said: “I am all for this. I think in this time of economic despair and lack of jobs, it’s a popular place.

“People need good childcare so they can do their work.”

Members unanimously approved the application with a condition that only eight children are allowed in the garden at any one time.