Plans to build a 63 bedroom care home on Handforth Road will be considered by the Northern Planning Committee next week.
Having won their appeal in August 2020 to enable a new care home to be built in Wilmslow, New Care Projects submitted revised plans in November 2020 to increase the number of bedrooms.
The company secured permission, via their appeal, to demolish two four bedroomed houses in large plots at 51 to 53 Handforth Road and replace them with a 60 bedroom 3 storey care home.
The Altrincham based company originally submitted a planning application in March 2018 to demolish the two detached houses and replace them with an 83 bedroom three-storey care home. However, due to some objections from the local community a decision was not forthcoming and New Care submitted an amended scheme for a 65 bedroom care home with a revised site entrance position as well as 26 car parking spaces.
However, the second scheme was met with strong opposition with 84 letters of objection received and was refused by the Northern Planning Committee in April 2019. New Care appealed against the decison to refuse the second scheme but this was dismissed due to the visual harm to the street scene and harm to the character and appearance of the area.
The application was then amended in the light of the Inspectors comments to comprise a 60 bed care home with 25 car parking spaces. The controversial plans were refused by the Northern Planning Committee for the second time in January 2020, after being deferred by them in December 2019.
New Care Projects subsequently lodged a second appeal, which was allowed in August and planning permission was granted to enable a new 60 bedroom care home to be built at 51 to 53 Handforth Road.
However, after a two and a half year battle to secure planning permission, the company amended the plans further to increase the number of bedrooms to 63 with 25 car parking spaces.
The planning officer is recommending the Northern Planning Committee approve the revised plans for the facility which will employ 47 full time and 32 part time members of staff, operating on shift patterns, at their meeting on Wednesday 13th January.