Car park entrance to be relocated for child safety


A local primary school has been granted planning permission to alter a nearby public car park to make it safer for children attending their school.

Lacey Green Primary Academy has been given the go ahead to move the entrance to the car park off Barlow Road so vehicles enter off Cranford Road instead.

The scheme also includes providing five additional car parking spaces, increasing the number of spaces from twenty to twenty-five.

Prior to the commencement of the works a scheme for the closure of the existing access from Barlow Road and the reinstatement of the footpath shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 14/5734M.

Lacey Green Primary Academy, Planning Applications


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John Featherstone
Thursday 12th March 2015 at 8:33 am
more nonsense and money wasting by the council ,maddness again, cranford road is the main road through the estate to move the enterance from barlow road on to it is crazy and more car parking spaces for the school thats what its all about your forgeting its A RESIDENTS CAR PARK NOT I REPETE NOT THE SCHOOLS CAR PARK
Yvonne Howson
Friday 13th March 2015 at 8:35 am
This is yet another case of Lacey Green Primary School thinking they can take over all the area surrounding this school. The car park is a public car park and nothing to do with the school. The creation of 5 more spaces will have absolutely no impact on the parking problems surrounding the school as the parents continue to park on all the footpaths in the surrounding area, including Barlow Road and Twinnies Road, as well as Cranford Road. The school and these parents who continue to park on the footpaths have no consideration for the residents, many of whom are elderly and struggle to walk on the footpaths due to these selfish parkers. I have contacted the school in the past about the inconsiderate parking on Barlow and HollyBank Rd, advising that anyone with a wheelchair or pushchair would be unable to walk on the footpath due to this selfish parking. Needless to say, the school failed to respond. The parents even park their cars on the bend of Holly Bank Rd, causing major problems for other motorists. I can't see what difference moving this entrance to Cranford Road can make, those children that walk along Cranford Road will have the same issues as those that are currently problematic on Barlow Road. The school needs to have some consideration for the residents, especially those houses that would be affected by the change of access to the car park. I am sure many of the parents could actually walk their children to school, instead of driving a short distance to drop the children off. The world has gone mad, and everything has to revolve around children, and other people do not have any rights anymore. Ridiculous.