PLANNING permission for a state-of-the-art day nursery in Great Sankey has been submitted for approval by council chiefs.

Stepping Stones Day Nursery currently occupies temporary accommodation on Lingley Mere Business Park.

The new build vacant unit on the same business park would be the nursery's permanent base, featuring a large outdoor play space.

The external play areas are enclosed with an 1.8 metre high fence.

Planning documents outline how the nursery will employ 13 full-time staff and six part-time staff, providing 22 car parking spaces and 10 cycle spaces.

Business hour will operate between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday.