Sheffield primary school applies to build new 40-plus place nursery

Intake Primary School
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Plans are set to be considered for a new nursery building in the grounds of a Sheffield primary School.

Intake Primary School, in Mansfield Road, Intake, has applied to build the 44-space nursery on an area of playing field, for youngsters aged from two to five years.

Planning officers are recommending more than a dozen conditions on the build, including the submission of a community use plan to outline how the development can be used by residents outside of school hours.

Equipment must also be installed to ensure lorries are washed clean before they exit the site to avoid soiling surrounding roads, and the school must submit a detailed travel plan to " reduce the need for and impact of motor vehicles" with an anticipated increase in vehicles visiting the site.

"The application proposal seeks planning permission for the erection of a pre-school nursery on the site with associated playground, car parking, turning head and landscaping on the site. The single-storey building will provide approximately 286 square metres of ground floor space and includes 2 play rooms as well as a sensory room, kitchen and staff facilities.," the planning report states.

"In addition to the pre-school facilities, the building contains 2 x changing rooms on its southern end. These rooms are being provided as mitigation for the loss of part of the playing field being brought about by the proposed development."

Vehicle access to the site will be from Sharrand Drive, and 12 prking spaces will be provided as part of the development, if it is given the go-ahead.

Two letters of objection have been received from residents on Sharrand Drive, stating that the development would lead to an increase in traffic and add to already existing parking problems.

Sports England initially objected to the proposal as the school will lose a small portion of its playing field, but later withdrew their concerns because "it is satisfied that there will be no harm to the sport and recreation provision on site and that the proposal will deliver sporting benefits for a local football club and the wider community through making the changing rooms and playing field available for community use."

The application is set to be considered by Sheffield City Council's planning and highways committee on Monday, May 1.