Decision deferred on prep school nursery proposal

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PROTESTS at plans to rebuild a nursery at a Sheffield school have led to councillors delaying a decision on the scheme until after a site visit.

Some 165 residents living around Mylnhurst Preparatory School on Button Lane, Ecclesall, have objected to the plans which would see the new nursery building be around one third bigger and capable of taking up to 10 more pupils.

Residents’ complaints relate to the size of the new building being ‘overdevelopment’ and that extra traffic would worsen existing problems of cars parked by people accessing the school and sports facilities which are open to the public.

Ecclesall Lib Dem councillor Roger Davison said: “Because of the efforts of the residents, the committee has decided on a site visit to see the problems themselves which I think is the right thing to do.”

The school has twice redesigned its plans to take into account objections but residents say latest proposals still do not tackle parking problems and proximity of the building to homes.

Councillors will reconvene in three weeks’ time to make a decision.