A nursery in Oxford is set to be demolished as part of multi-million-pound plans to redevelop Oxford Station.

The Little Pioneers Nursery and Pre School on Roger Dudman Way is affected by Network Rail’s Oxford Corridor Phase Two project.

The scheme involves building new platforms and replacement rail bridges on the western side of Oxford.

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A planning application was submitted to Oxford City Council this month to demolish the existing nursery building and replace it with a new two-storey facility.

Little Pioneers Nursery and Pre School is managed by Midcounties Co-operative and Network Rail has commissioned Gould Singleton Architects to manage the project on its behalf.

The planning application states: “Approximately 17 per cent of the existing site (800 sqm total site area) is affected by the major civil engineering works.

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“Most of this area will be returned back to Midcounties Co-operative after the works are complete.

"However a large portion of the affected land will be permanently taken by Network Rail as part of the Roger Dudman Way alignment which is associated with the new Sheepwash Bridge works.

“Midcounties Co-operative Society has a very successful and regularly full nursery facility at this site and every effort is being made to ensure that the nursery presence is maintained as this successfully serves many of the residential properties around the site and also workers within the city centre.

“A key factor to this sites success is its location.”

Little Pioneers Nursery and Pre School has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.