Children's day nursery in Ashby is given the go-ahead to expand its housing estate-based business

By Graham Hill

18th Sep 2022 | Local News

Templar Road in Ashby de la Zouch. Photo: Instantstreetview.com
Templar Road in Ashby de la Zouch. Photo: Instantstreetview.com

A childrens' day nursery on an Ashby housing estate has been given the go-ahead to expand its business.

Currently, the applicant, Miss Sophie Murphy, of Templar Road, runs The Nurture Nest.

This is based at a residential dwelling which is partly used as a day nursery with the applicant caring for six children, the maximum number of children allowed under permitted development.

As a result of the proposal, the applicant is to expand on this number by two children - with one additional care assistant.

Parking and pick up in connection with the proposed use is likely to take place along Templar Road.

Ashby de la Zouch had no objections to the plans.

A North West Leicestershire District Council report says: "Ashby de la Zouch as a 'Key Service Centre' which are settlements that play an important role in providing services and facilities to the surrounding area,

"This proposal would result in the part change of use of an existing dwelling to a children's day nursery.

"The proposal would utilise an existing building and there would be no alterations to the elevations.

"Given the above, the proposal is not considered to result in any harm to the property itself or the character of the street scene.

"During the course of the application no comments have been received from neighbouring properties however, consideration has been given to the impacts on the neighbouring properties.

"No external works are proposed to the dwelling which could result in any adverse privacy, overbearing or overshadowing impacts to neighbouring properties.

"Whilst the proposal could result in additional noise, disturbance and comings and goings to neighbouring dwellings it is acknowledged by that the site is at present partly used as a day nursery, with the applicant caring for the maximum number of children allowed under permitted development.

"As a result of the proposal, the applicant wishes to expand on this number by just two children with one additional care assistant and when giving regard to the small increase, it isn't considered the proposal would result in significant impacts over and above the existing that would warrant a refusal of planning permission.

"It is further noted that despite the site being partly in use as a day nursery for at present six children, no concerns have been raised by neighbouring properties nor has the Council's Environmental Protection Team raised any issues with the proposal. In view of the above, on balance, the proposal is considered to be acceptable."

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