COLCHESTER Council receives dozens of planning applications every week, ranging from housing builds to swimming pools.

Not all of them get approved, however, but each one goes under the microscope as applicants eagerly await the outcome.

Here are three of the applications which caught our eye this week:

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, Villa Road, Stanway

A NURSERY has applied to create a forest school on a patch of grass beside its premises.

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, Stanway, wants to use the grass area on the Villa Road side of the nursery.

A planning report states the main proposed change to the landscape will be the installation of an eight foot high fence around the boundary to protect the children.

The plans also seek to build a set of French doors cut into the ground floor of the nursery wall to access this area.

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Fairfields Farm, Fordham Road, Wormingford

A FARM has applied to increase the number of touring caravans allowed on its site.

The Air strip in Fairfields Farm, Fordham Road, Wormingford wants to be able to host 15 caravans for members of Wormingford Gliding Club.

As of now, the site is home to a maximum of ten caravans for occasional overnight accommodation, and it also stores glider trailers.

If approved, the touring caravans will be located behind the existing hedge screening at the site.

Café and sandwich bar, Hythe Quay, Colchester

A CAFÉ and sandwich bar could soon be serving hot food in Colchester under new plans.

The site, in Shop 4, Colne Reach, Hythe Quay, forms part of a recently redeveloped area surrounded by residential properties.

If approved, the café will serve hot food, such as cooked breakfasts, and fresh sandwiches to takeaway.

Kandasamy Mohanathan, who has submitted the plans, wrote in a report: “A café and sandwich bar would complement other facilities in the area.

“There would be a limited amount of seating available within the premises, with the majority of food taken away from the premises for consumption.”