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English Care Villages submitted an outline planning application for the 72-bed care home with dementia facilities, which will generate 50 full-time jobs and 50 part-time jobs, to Warwick District Council’s planning committee who granted it on Wednesday night.
As there were no objections to the plans, only concerns about loss of employment land, councillors felt Kenilworth needed a facility like this.
Cllr George Illingworth, chairman of the planning committee, said: “The concern we have regarding loss of employment land didn’t stop us from granting this application because we need care homes like this in the area and care homes do generate employment anyway.
“We also have a few concerns about the access and layout of the site, but these details can be discussed in later applications.
“As this was only an outline application we just agreed with the idea in principle.”
English Care Villages held an extensive public consultation in the town last October to see if the community felt there was a need for this sort of home in the area, the response to this was of “overwhelming support”.”
Reported on 8 May 2012 by Care Home »