New Cannock care home set to create 58 jobs
More than 50 jobs will be created as part of plans to build a new 66-bed care home in Cannock.
Plans have been lodged with Cannock Chase Council to build the three-storey facility in Pye Green Road, Hednesford.
If approved it will be part of a mixed-use development, which already has outline planning permission, for up to 700 homes, a primary school, retail premises, and play areas.
The proposal has been submitted by LNT Care Developments, which runs a number of care homes across the Midlands, south of England and Yorkshire.
In plans submitted to the council, it says the home will offer two types of care – general residential and residential dementia.
It adds: "The objective is to provide a character of accommodation that would provide a higher quality of life for residents.
"In addition, it is to provide accommodation respectful of the character and appearance of the area that makes best use of the sites most positive assets, attributes and aspects.
"The siting, scale, massing and form of the proposed development are matters of design that not only affect the impact of the development on the character of the surrounding area but also the quality of the living environment created for future residents."
It also says that residents and 58 employees are expected to come from the local area.
A total of 21 car parking spaces would be provided as part of the plan.
The plans conclude: "The development of this site for a new purpose built care home will have a positive impact upon the area by developing the site for a use that would be beneficial and fulfil a need, whilst providing a development sympathetic in terms of its scale and design.
"The development would bring economic benefits by creating more employment and economic activity, both during construction and in the long-term operation of the home.
"Overall it is considered that a positive design approach has been adopted in respect of the proposed development scheme.
"The proposed care home scheme should provide a form of development that would positively enhance the character of the surrounding area, whilst also offering an important local community service and employment."
The application will be considered by the planning committee in the coming months.