Nursery scheme rejected after planning appeal

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Plans for a nursery for up to 28 pre-school children on a street in Stainforth Road, Barnby Dun, have been rejected after an appeal.

Helen Devy’s plans would have seen the house used as a day nursery for pre-school children and a maximum of nine staff.

Additionally it would provide after school and holiday provision for children from five to eight years.

But it led to concerns that there would be a significant increase in comings and goings to the property in comparison to its use as a house. These would include the movements of staff and customers dropping off and collecting children.

Doncaster Council rejected the plans in March. Now Government planning inspector Elaine Worthington has backed the decision to turn it down.

She said the proposal would be harmful to the living conditions of nearby residents, with particular reference to noise and disturbance.

She added the proposed parking arrangement would be harmful to highway safety.

Her report which rejected the appeal said the plan would bring an empty house back into use and contribute to the local economy, but that did not outweigh the other factors.