Nursery cheer after plans get green light
CHILDREN and parents have welcomed news that a nursery will be able to build new facilities after councillors bucked officer recommendations to approve the scheme. But Crickets Montessori Nursery will still have to wait an extra month to find out if the
CHILDREN and parents have welcomed news that a nursery will be able to build new facilities after councillors bucked officer recommendations to approve the scheme.
But Crickets Montessori Nursery will still have to wait an extra month to find out if the councillors' thumbs up will be upheld.
Crickets applied to build a new nursery at the Bowling Green Pavilions in Chatsworth Road in Brondesbury Park. But council officers recommended the application be turned down, citing environmental and neighbourhood amenity concerns.
After an emotional hearing at the planning committee on March 18, councillors approved the plans by seven votes to three.
You may also want to watch:
Celia Stephenson, who runs Crickets, said: "We were all absolutely ecstatic when councillors voted to approve it. It was fantastic.
"I'm rallying all my parents again to attend the next meeting. Their support has been invaluable."
- 1 Diamond thief prepared for £4.2m heist at Cricklewood hotel
- 2 Teenager jailed for murder of Jamalie Maleek in Northwick Park
- 3 View from the community - 'Could another riot happen?'
- 4 More images released after 'violence and disorder' at Euro 2020 final at Wembley
- 5 Drunk and off-duty Met officer sentenced after assaulting man
- 6 Willesden Green residents oppose mosque's housing block application
- 7 Former Brent school boy Tom Dean beats Covid to win Gold at the Tokyo Olympics
- 8 Tokyo Olympics: Brondesbury Park pupils wish swimmer Tom Dean luck
- 9 Letter on banning wearing of religious symbols
- 10 Brent gang members convicted of shooting a man in Enfield
A Brent council spokeswoman said the application would be voted on again by councillors on April 14.
She said: "If the planning committee intend to grant planning permission contrary to the officer's recommendations, Brent's constitution requires the application to be deferred.
"This is to allow the committee to be further advised on the implications of the application before making a final decision.