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Plans by LNT Care Developments Ltd to build new 66-bed care home in Marchwood given green light by New Forest District Council





A NEW 66-bedroom care home on agricultural land in Marchwood has been granted planning permission by New Forest District Council.

As reported in the A&T, LNT Care Developments Ltd submitted plans to build the facility on land south of Hythe Road and east of St Contest Way, near to The Pilgrim Inn.

The site is currently undeveloped (picture: Google)
The site is currently undeveloped (picture: Google)

The application, which includes 66 single bedrooms, each with en suite facilities and 25 parking spaces, was unanimously approved by the planning committee ahead of legal agreements which were rubber stamped by the council last week.

Speaking at the planning meeting, Cllr Barry Rickman said he supported the scheme, which will include communal areas as well as a cafe, cinema and hairdressing facility.

“Because of the demographic of the New Forest these days, my goodness we are going to need more and more places like this in the future”, he said.

Cllr John Sleep agreed and said the home would be “beneficial for the community”.

The facility will be staffed by 42 full-time and 20 part-time employees.

A new access from St Contest Way will be created.

The plans had been opposed by Marchwood Parish Council, which said there was a lack of parking on-site and the area was already “negatively impacted” by on-street parking during busy periods.

“The area was congested and dangerous to existing road users”, it added.

NFDC received 19 letters of objection from members of the public, who raised concerns over poor design, increased traffic movements, noise and disturbance, and further pressure on local GP surgeries.

Cllr Hilary Brand said although she had concerns about parking and impact on residents, it was “a good scheme” that should go ahead.



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