Final proposals for a new care home to be built in Fulwood look set for approval.Advertisement
A Sue Ryder care home would form part of the new Story Homes development D’urton Manor in the North East of the city.
Land off Eastway, where a new roundabout is being constructed, has been earmarked for the neurological care centre.
Applicants JDDK outline in the proposals how access arrangements, the appearance of the care home and its layout and scale would be dealt with.
The two and a half storey building would also have four semi-detached bungalows within its grounds.
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The care home would also have 37 parking spaces, with seven disabled bays.
It has triggered an objection from Broughton Parish Council, who say the original North West Masterplan included plans for a doctors surgery, pharmacy and convenience store within the land – as agreed in outline planning permission.
However, planning officers at Preston City Council, have recommended the care home for approval.
They state: “This objection raised concern over the loss of a mixed use development as set out in the outline planning permission. However, the proposal would provide a Class C2 use at the site, which would accord with the outline planning permission.
“The proposed scheme would secure the delivery of the remaining section of the wider development site on land to the north of Eastway, together with employment opportunities.
“The development would result in a visually prominent building at the location, set adjacent to the proposed roundabout junction between Eastway and D’Urton Lane. The design and layout of the proposed scheme, together with landscaping are considered to be acceptable, subject to conditions. The proposal would not have any unacceptable adverse impacts upon residential amenity or traffic and highway safety.”
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Councillors will hear the proposals for the care home at the next planning committee meeting on Thursday 8 March from 2.30pm at the Town Hall.
You can see the full proposals for the Sue Ryder development on the city council website.