Plans for a new care home in a village south of Lincoln, costing in the region of £7 million, have been announced.
Applicants NDC Group Ltd have submitted plans to North Kesteven District Council for the single storey care home in the village of Navenby.
The care home would be built on agricultural land next to the Cliff Villages Medical Practice, and consist of 70 self-contained bedrooms and nine self-contained independent living bungalows.
The construction cost of the planned development has been estimated at £6.5 million to £7 million.
Up to 50 people would be working on construction at peak times, with the applicants hoping to employ as many people from the local area as possible.
Agents John Halton Design Ltd said: “The proposal responds to the opportunities and constraints of the site and contributes to the district’s housing targets.
“It provides much needed ground floor accommodation for the rapidly increasing elderly population.”
A public meeting was held at The Venue in Navenby on January 7, and over 1,300 leaflets have been distributed in surrounding villages.
Representatives from John Halton Design Ltd and the NDC Group were in attendance at the open presentation to explain the principles of the scheme and answer any queries from residents.
The applicants have said that the majority of residents gave positive feedback to the plans, praising the design and principle of the development.
However, local resident Caroline Sherriff has raised concerns about the proposed development.
She said: “The people moving into the care village are likely to have high long term care needs.
“A health impact assessment should be carried out to measure this in order to draw up a satisfactory plan to address the health needs of these people.
“There is no doubt that there will be an increase pressure on the GP practice.”