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News in brief: Care home approved; Retirement development green-lit

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news: Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Care home approved

Canterbury City Council has granted planning permission for a 66-bed care home on the site of the former Herne Bay Golf Club in Herne Bay.

The facility will provide residential and dementia care for those aged over 65. It is expected that the care home will integrate with the nearby local facilities, such as shops and churches.

The bedrooms will be en-suite while the care home will also have spacious communal areas, a cinema, library and garden room, according to developer LNT Care Developments.


Retirement development green-lit

Bath and North East Somerset Council has approved plans to redevelop a vacant car garage into retirement apartments.

PegasusLife, a specialist retirement developer, plans to demolish the garage on Upper Bristol Road to make way for the scheme, which includes a health and well-being suite and a riverside café open to the public.

Plans include a mixture of one, two and two-plus bedroom apartments and car parking, a communal lounge and guest suites.

The project team includes Barton Willmore as the planning consultant, architects Allies & Morrison and landscape architects Camlins.


Private rent developer completes new developments

Developer and operator of private rented housing PLATFORM_ has completed three developments, one each in Bedford, Crawley and Stevenage.

Henry Construction delivered the Crawley and Stevenage developments, while the Shaylor Group delivered the development in Bedford.

Each development is the first in the towns to be built specifically for rent.

The Bedford development comprises 157 apartments, a communal lounge and a dining room; Crawley features 185 apartments and access to a gym and yoga studios; and Stevenage features 90 apartments, a gym, terrace and lounge.

PLATFORM_’s customers will also benefit from the launch of the company’s app. It will allow them to pay their bills and suggest community events.


889 homes approved in Hampshire

Eastleigh Borough Council has approved 889 homes, which forms phase two of a new community at Boorley Green.

Planning consultancy WYG secured the resolution to grant approval within 100 days. The consultancy said this was largely as a result of a Planning Performance Agreement.

The developers for the scheme are Bloor Homes, Bovis Homes and Linden Homes.

The plans include affordable homes, associated infrastructure, community buildings, a games area, allotments and open space.


Eden Walk regeneration to go ahead

British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS) have received planning permission from the Royal Borough of Kingston for the £400 million regeneration of Eden Walk.

The proposed scheme, designed by BDP Architects, includes 28 new retail units, 12 restaurants and cafés, 280 new homes (10 per cent starter homes), 35,000 square metres of office space, and new pedestrian routes.

The development is expected to create around 600 jobs for local people.


Warwick development approved

Planning consent has been granted by Warwick District Council for strategic infrastructure works for the first phase of a development at Myton Green, Warwick.

The reserved matters planning application was submitted by Catesby Property Group on behalf of Europa Way Consortium.

It includes a tree-lined community spine road which will link Europa Way with Gallow Hill, 20 acres of open space, play areas and new footpaths and cycleways.

The works are expected to enable the phased delivery of up to 735 new homes.

Outline planning consent was granted in September 2015, following consultation with the public and the council.


Appeal launched against Fareham council

Foreman Homes Ltd has launched an appeal against Fareham Borough Council’s decision to refuse a planning application for housing in Warsash.

The application was for up to 180 dwellings, associated landscaping, amenity areas and access.

Chairman of the council’s planning committee Nick Walker said: “All comments made previously about the planning application will be sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration. If anyone would like to make additional comments they must be sent to the Planning Inspector by 5 May 2017.”

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