Plans for new Clevedon care home revised

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 February 2017

The plans have been heavily criticised by a Highbridge councillor.

The plans have been heavily criticised by a Highbridge councillor.

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A residential care group has applied to build an 80-bedroom home in Clevedon.

Avery Healthcare has submitted its plans to North Somerset Council to build a three-storey facility at the former Cherry Orchard Care Home site in Cherry Avenue, which has been derelict since its closure in 2012.
The group, which also owns an independent living branch which runs The Hawthorns in Elton Road, first had plans approved for a 72-bedroom care home in March 2015 but wants to increase its size to cope with greater demand.

The applications design and access statement, prepared by The Design Collective Architects, says: “Following a successful planning application for a 72-bedroom care home on the site the developer has progressed the proposals to tender and has been in discussions with various contractors looking to build out the development.

“Out of these proposals it has become clear that the existing proposals need to be amended to be more cost viable.

“In addition support for the care home has grown and demand for the facility has increased.

“These proposals for a care home in this location have been developed in the light of the need to produce sensitive proposals which would bring this redundant site back into beneficial community use in a sympathetic way.”

The facility, which would create about 70-90 new jobs, would also include specialist units for residents with dementia.

The proposals also include 28 car parking spaces, a communal garden and sensory dementia garden.

North Somerset Council will make a final decision in the coming weeks.


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