You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeA row has re emerged over plans to turn a Coventry home into a nursery.An application to convert 7 Nutbrook Avenue, TIle Hill, into a nursery for 30 children was refused by Coventry City Council last October, with a new bid reducing capacity to 22.Planning submissions say changes have been made to address concerns and the 7.45am 6pm site will “provide a much needed facility for child care in the area”.The last plans drew 27 objections from neighbours who have again raised concern over the residential location and impact on traffic, fearing it will make their lives a “nightmare”.Three parking spaces are provided and the applicant’s plans say the impact on parking “is not expected to be significant”, with staff and parents also encouraged to walk.However one resident, Malcolm Simpson, said: “The nursery is going to be open first thing in the morning and nine times out of 10 people will turn up at 8am to take their kids.”You also have the buses coming to bring school children to West Coventry Academy at about 10 to eight.”There is nowhere to park and they have got to park on the road so you could have up to 30 cars all the way up Nutbrook and you will not be able to get anything up here, fire engines or ambulances.”When this road is fully operational it is absolute bedlam. It is a small road and this does make a big difference when it is only 18 foot wide.”It is bad enough with the buses. This will be a free for all and an absolute nightmare.”We are not objecting to a nursery, we are objecting to the location which is residential.”The last bid led to objections from the council’s highways and environmental protection over “highway safety concerns” and “a significant increase in disturbance to local residents”.Planning submissions on behalf of the applicant say the new plans have “taken on board the concerns raised”.It said: “The applicant understands that neighbours may have a variety of concerns about the proposed use, but is keen to address these and to communicate with neighbours should there be any continuing problems.”The applicant has experience of running a day nursery in a local village location for over 30 years.
“There will always be different views around this and different interests at play, and you will always have people that will push back on it because it doesn’t fit with their strategy and what they want to do,” Mr. Schmitt said. Check your Following feed daily, and never miss an article.