Disused factory could become 63-bed care home in Halesowen

The site of a disused factory and warehouse in Halesowen could become a 63-bed care home if councillors back the plans.

The site of the proposed care home in Halesowen
The site of the proposed care home in Halesowen

More than 40 jobs could be created by the scheme to build Shenstone House Care Home on land off Somers Road and Mucklow Hill.

Country Court Care Ltd is seeking to demolish the existing warehouse building which has stood empty for many years and be replaced by the care home with 21 parking spaces.

The proposed building would comprise two wings, three storeys high with a roof terrace for residents.

In a planning statement supporting the application, agents for the company said the scheme will bring a brownfield site back into use and boost local businesses.

The application stated: "It is anticipated that the development will create some 40+ new jobs (management and care staff, reception staff, kitchen staff, café staff, cleaners, caretaker, gardener, etc) which will be great for the local economy and for job prospects.”

Addressing the impact of traffic on the site, a transport survey states: “The proposed development would generate fewer peak hour trips than the existing land use and a similar number to the consented use."

Last year, councillors granted planning permission for 23 apartments and fours houses on the site but the development was not built.

The application will now now go to Dudley Council’s planning committee for a final decision.

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