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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Extra Places in School's Nursery

NEARLY 40 nursery places will be created at a Ponteland school after a plan to demolish two mobile units and replace them with four new ones was granted.
Northumberland County Council's Planning and Regulation Committee agreed to the demolition of the existing units and the siting of four new ones at Darras Hall First School in Broadway.
The proposal would provide nursery facilities for 39 children, which would address the issue of growing enrolment numbers.
Planning officer Sarah Laverick said: "The siting of four mobile units would provide an improved nursery facility, community use and enhanced sports provision at an existing educational facility. "The first school site is located within the Darras Hall Estate, located to the west of the site with hard play areas and soft landscaping to the east of the site. "The units would measure approximately 14.5 metres by four metres with a height of 2.7 metres each." "Darras Hall First School has been allocated funds from the Sure Start Quality and Access grant, and the units would provide nursery school facilities for a maximum of 39 children.
"The application would provide an improved modern nursery facility, space for out-of-hours community use and an enhanced sports provision," added Miss Laverick.