Progress made for pre-school relocation plans

Brockenhurst Pre-School in Hampshire has successfully taken another step in its plans to move to a new site as part of a building project costing £60,000.

The pre-school has been held up until now at the Brockenhurst Village Hall, but new plans could see the educational facility move to the Sway Road Primary School grounds, where a new building would be constructed.

Planning permission for the school building, which will replace a current structure on the grounds of Brockenhurst Primary School has now received a green light from the National Park Authority. The bid was also supported by Brockenhurst Parish Council. The new building was deemed to have no potential harm to the character or residents of the area due to its “low-key nature” and siting.

Architects in Chester, Hampshire and other areas across the UK must factor in the surrounding landscape when making designs to ensure they do not negatively impact the aesthetic appeal of the area, or cause harm to the local community. In the case of Chester, this applies particularly to the largely black-and-white-clad city centre.

The pre-school in the village dates back more than 50 years and is currently thriving. A spokesperson for the school outlined some of the advantages of the scheme, telling AdvertiserAndTimes.co.uk:

“In our new location at Brockenhurst Primary School we would be able to provide longer hours, a dedicated child-focused facility and seamless transition from pre-school to primary school, as well as – most importantly – a secure and sustainable future for the pre-school.”

The new flat-roofed building will cover twice the surface area of the existing chalet and will mainly feature sustainable materials, such as timber, in its construction.

Posted by Mark
May 19, 2020
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