MKA Planning have recently obtained planning permission for a private client for a day care nursery under Policy CTY 11- Farm Diversification of PPS 21-Sustainable Development in the Countryside.
Council raised serious concerns about the project and in particular the need for the proposal. MKA Planning were brought in to address and resolve the issue of need for the proposal. The Council then accepted that there was a specific rural need in the area that needed to be addressed.
This is an exciting project to be involved in for a number of reasons, the applications site’s proximity to the main Dublin Road, means that the proposal will be highly accessible to rural families around Bainbridge seeking day care.
Research has proven that locating day nurseries on working farms offers a stimulating and exciting environment for children. The proposal will provide viewing areas over the farm yard, and outdoor play areas catering for difficult age groups. Children will have regular opportunities to visit the farm animals and learn about the world around them.