Leapfrog Day Nurseries
Appointed as Planning Consultants to Leapfrog Day Nurseries, we were instrumental in obtaining planning permission for their premises.
Helping their expansion to create over 40 new nurseries throughout the UK, plus the conversion and change of use of existing premises, resulting in them becoming the largest Childrens Day Nursery operator in the country. (Now part of the Busy Bees Group).
Case Study -
The local planning authority, Chester City Council were initially against the proposed development on policy grounds whilst Cheshire County Council highway department were concerned about access related issues.
The Local Planning section of the council considered a day nursery use to be contrary to policy on the basis that the site was allocated for housing in the Adopted Local Plan.
We argued that as local planning authorities do not allocate specific sites for day
nursery uses, such new developments must be built on land allocated for an alternative
Following lengthy negotiations concerning access and car parking requirements, planning permission was subsequently granted at application stage without the need to go to an appeal.
Planning Permission for a Childrens Day Nursery can be elusive, however Ashall Town Planning Consultants are highly experienced in this area of planning.
Noise and traffic issues, the impact on the character of the area and on the amenity of neighbouring residents are often given as reasons for refusal
It can also be difficult obtaining planning permission for the number of children that is required.
Ashall Town Planning Consultants has dealt with many planning applications and planning appeals relating to Childrens Day Nurseries and as a result have an in depth knowledge and understanding of all the relevant issues.
So if you need planning permission for a Childrens Day Nursery no one is better qualified to assist you in that aim.
Day Nurseries whether providing full or part day care for children, with staff providing for organised activities and meals will normally require planning permission
In the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 Day Nurseries fall within
Class D1 -
schools, day centres, museum/art galleries, public libraries and places of religious
worship or instruction).
However, in the case of reusing one of these other types of premises as a day nursery it will normally be the case that planning permission will not be required.
The use of other types of building for day nurseries will normally require planning permission. In all cases if building works are involved then planning permission will usually be needed.