Published on: 23 Jun 2017
FAMILIES with toddlers in Lyde Green will still have to travel to access nursery facilities for the foreseeable future.
A proposed nursery for the estate was due to be completed and ready to run by September 2018, but no planning application has yet been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.
A council spokesman told the Voice: “It is anticipated that a planning application for the nursery will be submitted in the near future and the developers are in discussion with the council's children, adults and health (CAH) department regarding a potential opening date.”
A meeting between the providers, school and council explored the option of setting a nursery within Lyde Green Primary School for a year from September this year but this idea has been dropped.
Lyde Green Community Association said: “The council had expected a planning application several months ago but this has still not happened. The school have now confirmed that they are unable to host until the [nursery] building is complete, as previously hoped, as they have been asked to take additional pupils sooner than planned.”
Local resident Vicky Denning said: “I am so excited to be a mum with a little boy who will hopefully attend Lyde Green Primary School next year.
"It is, however, disappointing that we are yet to have a nursery or pre-school. My little boy attends a fantastic pre-school, however it is a 10-minute drive for us. I would have loved to have a nursery or preschool attached to our primary allowing us to walk to pre-school and for him to start making the school friendships which would hopefully last a lifetime.”