REDEVELOPMENT plans for a Weyhill nursery have been lodged with the borough council.

Egg Day Nursery at The Magic Tower, in Weyhill Bottom, has submitted an application to upgrade the existing facility.

The building is a former village school and school house with a converted prefabricated hall in the garden at the rear.

The plan states: “The main objective with this project is to improve the visual and environmental quality of the play and ancillary accommodation.

“The older building has had little or no maintenance for some time. The school house is in need of damp treatment, insulation, central heating and a lighting system. The classroom space is in better condition, but still requires basic refurbishment.”

But the nursery said that the problems are mainly with the later additions, including the kitchen and toilet block.

“Whilst both of these elements need improvement, the bigger problem is the prefabricated accommodation in the rear garden,” the application added.

“This is typical of this age of and type of building. They were not designed to last this long but like many of them they have provided continuing service despite declining state of repair. This building is beyond economic repair and needs to be replaced.”

The proposal also hopes to deal with parents driving to drop off children to the nursery.

“As part of this is a more robust drop-off arrangements which reduces the chances of road drop-off or parents reversing on to the road.”

The nursery caters for a range of children from three months to five-years-old and was registered with Ofsted in September 2017.

To view the proposal, go to and search for 19/00235/FULLN. Have a say by Thursday, April 4.