September 2, 2019 11.49 am This story is over 55 months old

£3.5m care home plan for former Grantham courthouse

A new plan for the former courthouse

Grantham’s magistrates court buildings could be demolished to make way for a new £3.5 million care home, under new plans.

Crown Care Developments submitted proposals to South Kesteven District Council to flatten the former courthouse on Harlaxton Road.

A two-storey, 68 bedroom care home would be built as part of the plan as well as 21 car parking spaces.

The former magistrates court closed its doors in 2016 with cases moved to be heard in Lincoln and Boston.

The Grantham Magistrates court site on Harlaxton Road. Picture: Crown Care Developments.

Now, developers said in their plans that the new care home would be a large local employer if given the go-ahead.

It said: “The development would represent a capital investment of over £3.5 million and would create a business that would eventually employ approximately 70 local people on a full-time and part-time basis given the 24 hour staffing of the building.

“The business will represent a large new local employer and will have a sound financial future on the basis of present demographic trends.

“It also has a wider benefit to the community in increasing the demand for support services and will have a positive impact on local values and may provoke other capital investment in the area.”

The district council will make a decision on the proposal at a later date.

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