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Parking boost for Highland primary school in Inverness


By Neil MacPhail

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PARKING at a city school is to be improved as a spin-off from a new nursery.

Duncan Forbes Primary School will lose part of its playground to accommodate a 64-child nursery being built to help meet an increase in childcare entitlement.

Permission has been granted by Highland Council to erect a single storey two classroom nursery plus a playground, additional parking and a turning space.

A transport report calls the existing 18 spaces for staff cars “very inadequate” and proposes to increase this to 37, including three disabled bays.

Consultants said that, with more staff parking, there would be less “conflict and impact” on residential parking at the school.

It is considered that a field which will remain after the new nursery is built will be sufficient outside space for the school’s use.


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