Progress on new nursery may be stalled

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Education news

Progress on building a new school nursery could be delayed due to concerns over parking and access.

Biggleswade Academy wants to build the new facility, and wants to start building work in the Easter holidays if the project is approved.

But at a Biggleswade Town Council meeting on Tuesday last week (February 11) councillors echoed the concerns of a resident who has objected to the application.

Opponents to the proposals in their current form say that parking is already limited and claim the roads surrounding the academy would become overloaded at the beginnings and ends of school days.

Councillor Michael North said: “Mead End already becomes very congested when parents drop off and pick up their children, and I’m not sure that there is adequate parking either there or in London Road for the extra vehicles.”

But Councillor Tim Woodward said: “I understand these concerns but I think to object to a new nursery on that basis would be quite short-sighted.”

Councillors agreed to object to the application in its current form.

They will request that it is resubmitted with closer consideration paid to parking provision.