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Deepdale Day Centre care home plan due for green light despite health centre objections

Posted on - 24th November, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News
Design showing the front elevation of the proposed care home

Design showing the front elevation of the proposed care home

A major new care home in Preston looks set to be given the go ahead.

What was the Deepdale Day Centre on Flintoff Way is to be demolished and replaced with a 96-bed residential care home.

It faces objections from the Healthcare Centre on Flintoff Way which says “the proposed development is within the area of a former landfill site and may potentially affect the integrity and security of the Healthcare Centre building and that the car parking provision is inadequate and visitors may use their car park.”

A letter of support from one doctor at the same Healthcare Centre has also been received, saying “they hope to be able to work constructively with the developers to provide a centre of excellence in this location.”

Planning officers state the development would have 30 car parking spaces, along with four disabled parking spaces.

The developers are proposing a temporary construction access would be put in place at the north end of the site onto Sir Tom Finney Way.

They estimate there will be 18 trips between 7am and 8am and 22 between 2pm and 3pm.

Up to 50 jobs are due to be created once the catre home opens, with 20 of those roles being part-time.

The former Day Centre was sold off by Lancashire County Council after being closed down.

The former Deepdale Day Centre

The former Deepdale Day Centre

Planning officers have recommended the scheme for approval.

They write: “The objection received has been taken into consideration and the issues raised have been addressed through the consideration of the application and conditions. The issues raised do not therefore warrant the withholding of permission.”

The care home plans are available to view on the city council website.

Planning committee meet on Monday 1 December at the Town Hall and will make a decision on the plans.

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