Nursery Plans For Modest Evelyn Road Terrace
Residents contest application for constant patter of tiny feet
Plans to covert a modest terraced house into a children's day care nursery have been met with disbelief by local residents.
The application submitted to Ealing Council for 9 Evelyn Road (off Acton Lane) states that the owner, who lives at another Chiswick address, intends to open a day care facility at the address catering for 28 children, supervised by seven full time staff and two part-time ancillary workers.
The application cites the benefits of the Evelyn Road site as "easy pedestrian access from two separate entrances in quiet residential roads [back entrance via Kingscote Road] with little or no through traffic."
An architect and resident of Evelyn Road said, "Given the scale of the house and the street, the granting of planning permission would seem inconceivable."
Local residents, who had to fight to be included in a CPZ to rid them of the scourge of commuter parking, take a very different view believing that a nursery would bring traffic chaos, double parking, deliveries and waste disposal to their quiet streets.
Kingscote Road residents were already angered that two breeze block out-houses were given the go ahead last year.
This latest development for what were called 'summer houses' but now intended to be 'buggy storage' has stirred up more resentment.
More than thirty objections have been registered with the planning officer prior to Ealing's planning committee meeting on Tuesday 4th July. A number of residents will be attending this meeting to put forward their objections.
Full details of the application can be viewed here.
June 28, 2007