A NURSERY now looks set to close due to new plans to extend a Kilwinning care home.

An application to change use of of the building adjacent to Buckreddan Lodge Nursing Home on Irvine Road from a day nursery to residential care accommodation was submitted and validated last week.

The plans, which would see The Little Deers nursery close with the residential home element of Buckreddan to be extended, were submitted to North Ayrshire Council last month and validated by planning chiefs last month.

Buckreddan Nursing Home’s owners were contacted regarding the plans by the Times but unable to respond before publication.

Staff at the care home previously expressed the team’s thanks and gratitude for everyone’s kindness amid the pandemic – with residents and workers inundated with gifts under lockdown.