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New Sue Ryder neurological centre to be built in Fulwood

Posted on - 16th March, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Preston News, Redevelopment, Sharoe Green
A view of the proposed Sue Ryder care home from the south west approach
A view of the proposed Sue Ryder care home from the south west approach

Work is expected to begin in the summer on a new care home in the north of the city.

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Sue Ryder Care has been granted planning permission for the new neurological care centre on land off Eastway in Fulwood.

All 12 councillors on Preston City Council’s planning committee voted in favour of the proposals.

The two and a half storey building and four semi-detached bungalows form part of the D’urton Manor development being built by Storey Homes.

Sue Ryder’s new centre would replace their existing building within the grounds of Cuerden Valley Park.

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The current Sue Ryder hospice at Cuerden Hall Pic: Ellie
The current Sue Ryder hospice at Cuerden Hall Pic: Ellie

Director of neurological services and Scotland for Sue Ryder Pamela Mackenzie said: “We can confirm that we have agreed terms for the purchase of land in North Preston on which we plan to build a new, fit for purpose specialist neurological care centre to replace our existing centre at Cuerden Hall.

“We can confirm that planning permission has been granted so we can start work on the site over summer and hope to open the new state-of-the-art neurological care centre in late 2019.

“The new centre will help develop and expand our neurological care services to better meet the needs of people with long term neurological conditions in and around Lancashire.”

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The proposal was objected to by Broughton Parish Council who say the site originally included plans for a doctors surgery, pharmacy and convenience store which have been dropped.

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