Welwyn residents' fury after nursery given permission to expand

RESIDENTS whose lives have been blighted by inconsiderate parking have hit out at planning chiefs after a nursery school was given the green light to expand. They spoke out after Tenterfield Nursery and Children's Centre in

RESIDENTS whose lives have been blighted by inconsiderate parking have hit out at planning chiefs after a nursery school was given the green light to expand.

They spoke out after Tenterfield Nursery and Children's Centre in London Road, Welwyn, was given permission to build an extension by the county council.

This was despite dozens of letters of objection from residents, who believe the proposals would increase existing parking problems.

Jim Bassett, of Becket Gardens, said the expansion of the nursery - allowing it to provide an additional eight day care spaces - would only "make things worse" in his street.


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"Even now cars are parking on verges and in front of driveways," the 64-year-old said.

Sheila Catlin, 70, said: "We have been plagued by parking up here for years and it has got worse and worse."

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Referring to the objections residents had sent to the council, she added: "We have just been ignored."

For more on this story, including council reaction see this week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times, out now

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