Ashbridge Schools: Sandy Lane, Preston

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  • Preston City Council 
  • Capital funding grant
  • Application for day nursery site with provision of 200 pupil places

Acting as retained planners on behalf of Ashbridge School, our team prepared and submitted the full planning application for the proposed day nursery site at Maxy House Farm just off Sandy Lane, north west of Preston.

There is a recognised need for additional places in this area, due to the increased housing, subsequent population increase, and indeed the Government’s manifesto pledge to increase entitlement to all 3 and 4 year olds to 30 free hours per week from September 2017. As a result of this increased need for places, Lancashire County Council Early Years Forum put forward this scheme as one of their six schemes for a capital funding grant to assist them in meeting their statutory obligation to make places available. The nursery will provide around 200 much need places for local children.

We monitored the planning application through to the positive determination with regular liaison with the Council and statory consultees. Statutory consultees and members of the public were generally supportive of the proposals and full planning consent was granted.

Key skills utilised:

                                          • Planning Application Management
                                          • Consultation & Engagement
                                          • Partnership working