Carntyne early learning facility given green light

A fourth new early years centre planned for Glasgow has been awarded planning permission.

Situated in Hogarth Park, behind properties in Carntyne Road, the facility will cater for 87 two to five-year-olds.

The centre is being provided as part of Glasgow City Council’s efforts to meet the Scottish Government commitment to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare from 600 hours a year to 1,140 hours for all three to five-year-olds, as well as eligible two-year-olds.

Accommodation will include four playrooms, a dining room, reception/office space, parents’ room, staff room, kitchen and laundry room, and toilets/changing facilities. A 15-space car park will be provided.

A design statement submitted with the application explained: “The selected site is located in south east corner of the park, minimising the impact on the park generally, and making use of the existing access road. This area of Hogarth Park is largely hidden from passing users and as a result of its ‘backland’ location there are issues with antisocial behaviour.

“Part of the proposed development would include for a gate from Carntyne Path, to create access from the east during operational hours.

“The new nursery will provide natural surveillance throughout the day helping to make the park safer and more attractive to use.”

It’s the fourth centre of its kind to be approved for the city alongside sites in Tollcross Park, Broomhill and Govanhill.

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