A SOUTH side nursery whose bid to extend its opening hours was rejected has vowed to fight Glasgow City Council's decision.

Smiley Stars Nursery, on Mansewood's Hillside Road, applied to add two additional hours to its daily operating times, moving from 8am to 6pm to 7am to 7pm.

Documents included with the application reveal council officers saw no points of contention with the approving the bid - leaving its owner shocked to discover it had been knocked back last month.

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The council stated its reasoning behind the decision was the change would cause "unacceptable noise and disturbance" to residents of the area - despite the business occupying a standalone building.

Owner Tamara Marashi has blasted the decision.

She said: "Our nursery in Ibrox is in a mid-terrace building yet it's allowed to open from 7am to 6.30pm so I can't see the reason for this.

"Ibrox is a mid-terrace and Mansewood is a standalone building so surely if any were going to cause disruption it would be Ibrox, yet it's allowed to open for longer.

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"Parents coming from this side of the city to the city centre need time to get here and sometimes we have nurses or people who work away and they don't follow the usual shift pattern."

The nursery, which can hold up to 64 children, is to lodge an appeal against the decision this month.

However, planning officers insist the decision is due to a change in the city development policy which puts more focus on protecting residential properties.

A spokesman said: “The planning decision was taken to protect the residents of homes nearby.

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"An objection was received to the proposal from a neighbouring resident and on balance it was felt that the earlier opening hours would result in a loss of residential amenity to the street."