Nursery scheme unveiled for Broadheath

Messenger Newspapers: An artist’s impression of the proposed Kids Allowed nursery in Broadheath An artist’s impression of the proposed Kids Allowed nursery in Broadheath

PLANS have been unveiled for a nursery in Broadheath that will create up to 65 jobs.

The development is earmarked for land off Manchester Road between Beaconsfield and Viaduct Road.

The scheme, being brought forward by Broadheath based property developers, Selbourne Group, and local childcare providers, Kids Allowed, would provide 160 nursery places.

Selbourne Group and Kids Allowed say the scheme will cater for the lack of high quality childcare in the area for families who live and work locally, and residents have helped shape the plans.

A public exhibition was held last February 2013 and all feedback has been carefully considered in the preparation of the final scheme, say the developers.

After listening to the views of residents, councillors and council officers, the scheme has been considerably changed and now offers a mixture of local brick and modern glazing, to try to ensure the new nursery integrates into the surrounding area.

Feedback from residents has also helped shape a traffic management plan and redesign of the car park to divert traffic away from nearby residential roads to address concerns raised by neighbouring residents.

Issues raised by residents of Beaconsfield and Churchhill Road regarding noise from children at the nursery have also been addressed by providing specialist acoustic fencing to the eastern boundary of the development to reduce noise levels for these local residents.

Michael De Massey, managing director of the Selbourne Group, said: “Over the past year, we have listened carefully to the feedback of local residents and community organisations and the recommendations of Trafford Council.

“We really appreciate all views given and we have worked hard to incorporate as many of the comments and suggestions made into final design.

“We now believe the scheme will not only deliver a much-needed nursery, but one which reflects the requirements and aspirations of local people.

“We would also like to reassure local residents that as a local business we are committed to investing in Broadheath for the long term by creating high quality developments and providing employment opportunities.”

Jennie Johnson, chief executive of Kids Allowed, said: “As a local and family owned childcare company, we are passionate about providing high quality childcare, as well as meeting the needs and expectations of family life.

“Our market research shows that there is an overwhelming demand from local families for high quality childcare in the Broadheath and wider Altrincham area which needs to be addressed.

“We remain confident that the Broadheath nursery will respond to this lack of childcare provision in the area and will be a positive addition to the local community.”

While the final plans have now been submitted to Trafford Council, the developers say they remain committed to engaging with the community. LeafletS have been distributed to nearly 15,000 residents to provide details of the final plans and provide a further opportunity for people to have their say.

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12:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

PixieCakes says...

What happens if a child runs out onto the main Manchester Road, or the pile up of cars coming in and out of the car park causes accidents. Manchester Road can't cope with the traffic as it is. Lidl was refused planning permission, and part of there plan was for a car park and access from a small road.

There is no way to stop people parking on Salisbury Road, Balfour etc. The footballers have been told too and they dont listen.

I personally think they should use one of the buildings next to Halfords, why do we have to build on every peace of green space!!! It would provide good parking, a ready made building and a reguvenate that site....

I dont have a problem with a nursery to imporve childcare, they just need to provide a better site.
What happens if a child runs out onto the main Manchester Road, or the pile up of cars coming in and out of the car park causes accidents. Manchester Road can't cope with the traffic as it is. Lidl was refused planning permission, and part of there plan was for a car park and access from a small road. There is no way to stop people parking on Salisbury Road, Balfour etc. The footballers have been told too and they dont listen. I personally think they should use one of the buildings next to Halfords, why do we have to build on every peace of green space!!! It would provide good parking, a ready made building and a reguvenate that site.... I dont have a problem with a nursery to imporve childcare, they just need to provide a better site. PixieCakes
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Fri 24 Jan 14

rockinrocky_robin says...

As someone who lives next to a similar development on Deansgate Lane, it does come with the problems as described by PixieCakes in that the road access is not suitable and there is limited parking on or off site.

Unfortunately, more often than not the potential to use a brownfield site means that some of the parking and highway concerns are circumvented
As someone who lives next to a similar development on Deansgate Lane, it does come with the problems as described by PixieCakes in that the road access is not suitable and there is limited parking on or off site. Unfortunately, more often than not the potential to use a brownfield site means that some of the parking and highway concerns are circumvented rockinrocky_robin
  • Score: 1

11:41am Mon 27 Jan 14

Rioroly says...

A totally unsuitable site
22 car spaces,55 staff,166 children, open play area on top with traffic fumes and a bus stop and queing traffic below into Retail park.

Residents have been plagued for years with traffic issues from football club,you cannot enforce users to access via Viaduct road.
Please object to this returning your slips means nothing,they go back to the developers not Trafford.
A totally unsuitable site 22 car spaces,55 staff,166 children, open play area on top with traffic fumes and a bus stop and queing traffic below into Retail park. Residents have been plagued for years with traffic issues from football club,you cannot enforce users to access via Viaduct road. Please object to this returning your slips means nothing,they go back to the developers not Trafford. Rioroly
  • Score: 3

1:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

Nothing quite like packing them in. 165 children in a nursey! That's not a nursery, that's a warehouse where the darlings go until a parent picks them up.
Nothing quite like packing them in. 165 children in a nursey! That's not a nursery, that's a warehouse where the darlings go until a parent picks them up. MouseHouse
  • Score: 2

6:22pm Wed 12 Feb 14

x1x1x1 says...

I'd like to know where the 15,000 leaflets were delivered to. I live in Broadheath and my friends and neighbours haven't had 1, but people in Hale and Bowden have had them. (what does that say?)

I don't think they have researched very well as there isn't a lack of high quality childcare in the area. (insulting if you are a childcare provider in the area)

This is a stupid place to put a nursery. The football traffic is crazy with cars parked anywhere, and there are already queues on Manchester road.

The area is the homes of O.A.Ps who just want a quiet life.

Please object to this.
I'd like to know where the 15,000 leaflets were delivered to. I live in Broadheath and my friends and neighbours haven't had 1, but people in Hale and Bowden have had them. (what does that say?) I don't think they have researched very well as there isn't a lack of high quality childcare in the area. (insulting if you are a childcare provider in the area) This is a stupid place to put a nursery. The football traffic is crazy with cars parked anywhere, and there are already queues on Manchester road. The area is the homes of O.A.Ps who just want a quiet life. Please object to this. x1x1x1
  • Score: 1

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