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Residents object to plans to demolish nursery

Monday, 4 December 2023 13:00

By Charlie Smith - Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to demolish a nursery and replace it with housing have been rejected after multiple complaints from local residents.

The council has refused an application for outline permission to bulldoze the House That Jack Built nursery and garages in Hazlemere to be replaced by a pair of three-bedroom semi-detached homes.

A planning officer said Shanly Homes’ application is “not acceptable” as it results in the loss of the nursery, which provides childcare to 21 children and employment for seven adults and would be contrary to local policy.

The proposals drew numerous letters of objection from neighbours who said it would have a “huge impact” on the narrow Chestnut Lane, both in terms of construction traffic and parking provision after completion.

Mrs Vikki Dale, who lives on the street said: “Not only is the road already beginning to fail it will suffer greatly and could cause hazards for any emergency vehicles if even one overflow car, parks on the lane.”

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