Ever since The Barn, on The Parkway, had ceased to be used as a Sales Office for Bolnore Village the residents have wanted it to be used for good in the community.
In the last month or so planning has been applied for to change its use to that which could house a children’s nursery. The planning process is now closed and the residents of Bolnore will have to wait and see what Mid Sussex District Council decide.
Chris Belton, chair of Bolnore Village Community Interest Company, explained their point of view: “The BVCIC along with the Community Partnership want to see The Barn being used for the benefit of the Village and on the surface, a nursery might seem to fit the bill. However both groups objected on the grounds of a significant increase in traffic and all that this would entail.
“It should be stressed that if the issues of traffic, noise, poor road layout and parking for the nursery could be resolved we would support a new application.”
A decision is expected on 24th April 2017