New care home for Corby's Priors Hall approved

A care home will be built at the Priors Hall development in Corby.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:57 pm
The new care home will overlook the Priors Hall amphitheatre.

Corby councillors approved the application by LNT Care Homes Developments at a special planning meeting earlier this week (December 16).

The site off London Road is currently used as a temporary play area but the equipment will soon be packed away to start work on the 66-bed facility.

It will be the first care home on the development and comes after a supermarket and other shop units were approved for the nearby district centre last month.

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The facility, which will overlook the Priors Hall amphitheatre, will be three storeys high and built in brick and use a ground heat source. The single bedrooms will be 16sq m and the company says that 46 jobs will be created by the care home.

Some councillors on the planning committee had concerns that the 28 on-site parking spaces would not be enough for staff, residents and their visitors.

However the company’s development manager Alistair Wood told the committee that the across the 130 homes they had built across the country there was under one per cent car ownership as most residents were over 75 and often had mobility issues.

A planning condition states that the firm will have to submit an energy strategy.

All councillors on the committee voted in favour of the planning application apart from Cllr Peter Petch.