A planning application to build a block of flats in south Manchester on a former nursery has been withdrawn. Developers Creative Property People Limited hoped to build 30 flats in a five-storey building with car and bike parking, behind Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield. But it’s now thought that amended plans to build on the ex-Leapfrog Nursery, on Wilbraham Road in Fallowfield, will be submitted soon. The developer withdrew its plans last week (February 9) because the new ‘amendments could not be dealt with in the same application’, a spokesperson for agent Tang & Associates said. Although neither the agent nor Manchester City Council could confirm what was going to be changed, the application form for the latest iteration of the project suggested council officials had ‘concerns’ over it. Try MEN Premium now for FREE… just click here to give it a go. “The planner’s feedback highlights positive overall changes but expresses concerns about the loss of the existing nursery, height and siting in relation to neighbouring buildings, especially the distance from Wilbraham Road,” it said. “Additional concerns include the size, arrangement, and alignment of windows. These issues will be addressed and reflected in submitted drawings, design & access statement and supplementary reports.” The proposed scheme had already seen major changes, a design and access statement in the planning application added. “Throughout the pre-application consultation process, we have amended the siting of the proposed development with the feedback received,” the statement said. “The earlier pre-application submission massing featured the units split into two independent blocks A and B with a path connecting the two. It was highlighted to us that this would not be optimal for security reasons.” That led to a rethink, with the flats now in one apartment block, giving residents benefits like ‘more meaningful accommodation for outdoor amenity space to the rear of the site’, ‘convenience to access the residential refuse area as well as cycle storage’, and ‘increased convenience for users with lower mobility’, the statement went on. Now, the project is set to undergo another amendment, as confirmed by the planning agent. It’s understood that the new version of the scheme will be similar to the latest iteration. That included 15 one-bedroom apartments and 15 two-bedroom flats, with some 22 car parking spaces and 44 bicycle storage spaces.