April 8, 2019 2.57 pm This story is over 29 months old

New Spalding care facility “will free up homes and hospital beds”

The home will be built on the site of a former pub.

A new 61-bed care home to be built on the site of a former pub in Spalding will free up homes and hospital beds, say the applicants.

The plan, by Glenholme Healthcare Group and Life Property Construction, has been given permission by South Holland District Council officers.

They argued the new facility would have minimal impact on neighbours.

The developers said the home would help towards an “unmet need” with specialised beds and state-of the-art equipment.

It will also help elderly residents who require specialist dementia care.

The home will be built on the site of the former Birds pub.

“The reason for this application […] is consequential upon the recognised and considerable demand for care home accommodation and especially to cater for those people living with dementia,” said the applicants.

“The design of the site makes the best use of the area available whilst providing a high quality environment for the residents of the proposed home,” they added.

Approving the move, officers said the impact on the surrounding area would be “acceptable”, and would not result in the loss of light or be overbearing.

The plans will see The Birds pub, in Halmer Gate, which closed in December, demolished to make way for the building.

More designs for the planned facility.

Residents’ bedrooms will include en suite wet rooms, while community lounges and dining rooms will also be provided.

The ground floor will contain a reception area, cafe/bar, office and hair salon at the main entrance.

It’s understood the home will employ 61 full-time staff.

Visitors and staff will have access to 23 parking spaces.

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