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Residential care home plans revealed in Huddersfield

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Property firm Muller Property Group has announced its plans to redevelop a brownfield site on Thomas Street in Lindley, Huddersfield.

The plan proposed is for a 2-2.5 storey residential care facility of up to 60 beds with en suite facilities and access with all other matters reserved.

It will feature full-time on-site nursing care facilities, recreational spaces for residents on all floors, including lounges, dining rooms, activity rooms, cinema, as well as a hair salon and secured landscaped gardens. 

The site is approximately 0.70-acre (0.27 hectares) in size and is located within the Lindley suburb of Huddersfield and in a predominately residential area. The site fronts onto Thorncliffe Street to the east and Brian Street runs to the south.

Colin Muller, chief executive of Muller Property Group, said: “We have identified a significant shortage of assisted living bed spaces within Lindley and the local surrounding areas.

“There is a demand for upwards of 560 en suite care bedrooms to serve the elderly population and an undersupply of approaching 300 bedrooms equipped with en suite provision. The delivery of a 60-bed high-quality care home accommodation for the elderly will help address a considerable shortfall mirrored across the wider district.

“The proposal to revitalise a sustainably located, brownfield and vacant site with a modern residential care facility will bring substantial social and economic benefits to the area.

“Developments of this nature provide a good range of jobs for local people with a cross section of wage levels. We expect a care home like this to generate at least 50 new jobs.”

The application will be considered by Kirklees Council.

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