Nursery delayed

June 23 2017

FAMILIES with toddlers in Lyde Green will still have to travel to access nursery facilities for the foreseeable future.

 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.”