Bid for new daycare nursery in Old Harlow

News / Mon 12th Oct 2020 at 09:35am

A PLANNING application to convert a redundant launderette into a daycare nursery has been put before the Harlow Council planning committee.

The application relates to a single storey building on 7 Garden Terrace Road. The building was used by the Old Harlow Launderette and Dry Cleaners until recently. The frontage of the application site is occupied by overgrown vegetation.

The applicant, Home from Home Childcares, is the operator of the existing day nursery adjacent to the site. It is understood that the proposal would be an extension to their existing operation. The application indicates the proposal is for 20 children and would have 3 full time and 1 part time staff.

The application received 52 public letters, including 42 supportive comments, 9 objections and 1 observation letter.

Reasons in support of the application:

  •   Good use of a vacant unit
  •   This would improve the existing childcare facility
  •   The children of the existing nursery need an outdoor space
  •   The removal of overgrown at the frontage is an improve the street sceneReasons for objection:
  •   The proposed nursery would exacerbate the existing parking problems within the area
  •   The rear parking area is also used by the residents of Vince Dunn Mews, and there arenot enough spaces
  •   The proposal would generate additional traffic and cause highway safety concerns
  •   Some road users prefer on-street parking to avoid paying for the public car park
  •   Impacts on living condition including access to sunlight/daylight, overbearing impact,privacy and noise
  •   The children from the existing nursery uses the public amenity spaces with Vince DunnMews without permission from the residents
  •   Not a practical site for nursery
  •   Loss of trees and habitats
  •   Littering from the staff and parents

The full application can be found below.


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1 Comment for Bid for new daycare nursery in Old Harlow:

stuart crook
2020-10-13 06:51:19

I agree with all the objections

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