Nutley Memorial Hall. Permission has been given for an extension to accommodate a preschool, and school changing facilities.

Memorial hall to be extended to provide preschool accommodation

Planning permission has been given for Nutley War Memorial to be extended to provide pre-school accommodation within it.

The single storey building, with gable roof, will be between the Memorial Hall and the neighbouring social club.

It will also include changing facilities for children attending Nutley Primary School across the main road.

Dedicated space

A planning statement with the application says the use of the extension is to provide dedicated space for functions that are currently carried out in the main hall.

“The preschool has been operating out of the hall for some time and being a five-day operation has meant that other users of the hall have either not been able to use the hall or only using it during the school holiday periods when the preschool is not operating.

“The management trustees at the hall would like to see the hall become available for other local uses.

Changing facilities

“At the same time they were aware of the need for changing facilities for the primary school located on the other side of the A22.

“The schools playing fields are located immediately behind the proposal site and it was therefore felt that to combine these two uses into one proposal would beneficial to both parties and provide additional facilities for the local community.”

Access to the building will be from the existing car park and there will be good access for those of limited mobility.

There is also a disabled toilet facility provided within the building.

• Contact details for Nutley Preschool Playgroup (Little Deers) can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Education, Playgroups, or Preschools.

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