Revised plans for new Worthing care home

A decision on revised plans for a new care home in Worthing is set to be made next week.

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Worthing Borough Council turned down an application to demolish a home and construct a new 60-bed facility off Warren Road back in October 2018.

Developers have come back with revised plans to knock down two homes and replace them with an 82-bed care home.

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As well as en-suite rooms there would also be treatment rooms, a cafe, dining areas, lounges, nurse stations and staff facilities.

The central core area of the building would be between three and four storeys, while the wings would be three floors of accommodation.

A decision is set to be made by the council’s planning committee on Wednesday July 22.

A total of eight objections have been received from residents in Hillside Avenue,Warren Road, Cote Street and Beeches Avenue.

They argued the proposed development would be an overdevelopment of the site, lead to extra noise and disturbance, increase traffic congestion and cause on-street parking problems.

Officers said: “The proposal would make a substantial contribution to meeting identified residential care needs. The site is of sufficient size to accommodate development of this scale and associated parking and servicing in a manner which safeguards the appearance and character of the site.

“Inevitably the scale of building would be greater than surrounding development and would involve the loss of a small number of mature trees within the interior of the site, it would also demolish two houses, one of which (no 108), is considered to have some architectural merit.

“However, in considering the benefits of providing the type of accommodation proposed here, it is considered that the balance of merits falls in favour of the proposal.”

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