Hawes Down Clinic site
In September 2019, Rainbow Day Nursery applied for a Lawful Development Certificate covering, “Internal alterations, repair of fencing to match existing and change of use of building from health clinic to children’s day nursery with opening hours 07.30 – 18.30.” In December 2019, it was ruled that the proposed development is lawful.
The application, showing the full proposal, drawings, support and objections, can be viewed on the Council’s planning website at Bromley.gov.uk. The planning reference is 19/04094.
Rainbow Day Nursery say that the building work is due to begin in February 2020 with a view to opening in June or July. Closer to that time, the nursery is likely to hold “Open sessions” where local residents can discuss and ask questions about the operation.
This site was the subject of an earlier planning application in 2017 when it was proposed to demolish the existing building and erect a day nursery. A significantly higher number of residents and the Association objected on that occasion and the application was refused on appeal.
Among our membership, there remain conflicting views regarding the pressing need for day nursery places and the possible increase in traffic and parking problems. We will continue to monitor this development and report on our website and Facebook.