Plans for Holbeach care home could create more than 50 new jobs
More than 50 new jobs will be created if plans to build a care home are given the green light.
LNT Care Developments has applied to South Holland District Council to build a 66 bed care home in Daisy Road, Holbeach.
If approved, the care home would not only create some 58 jobs but it will also provide general residential but also residential dementia care for the area.
The firm, which is based in Leeds, is hoping to build a three storey building on a plot of land south of Hall Road.
The design and access statement said: “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 fulfill 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 within this growing area, both during construction and in the long-term operation of the home, creating a variety of jobs within a sustainable location for the increasing number of residents within the immediate area.”
Previously an outline application for a residential development had been approved for part of this site.
Under this new application, LNT Care Developments is looking to construct the purpose-built care home along with associated access, car parking and landscaping.
The statement says: “The principal amenity space for residents would be the enclosed courtyard gardens and the garden area to the east and south. This provides a secure and screened area. The soft landscaping would comprise trees, shrubs, flowerbeds and lawn and hard landscaping would also include surfaced pathways surrounding the building for residents’ use.
“These spaces would be secure and have direct access from the main lounges and quiet lounges at the ground floor level.”
Access into the site would be via a ‘bell mouth’ fromDaisy Road and there are also plans for 22 car parking spaces.
The application is also set to create new jobs if it is approved with care assistants, cooks, domestic staff and activities co-ordinators needed, along with a manager.
The design and access statement says: “It is anticipated that some 58 jobs would be created, working to a rotational shift pattern of employment, however, only up to a maximum of 24 members of staff would be present on site at any one time, due to the shift pattern and staggered shift changes that would occur.”
News of the new jobs has been welcomed by councillors in the town.
Nick Worth, who represents the town on Lincolnshire County Council, said: “On the face of it, we need more care homes as we have got an elderly population.
“It is good for jobs and clearly there is a need for it otherwise they wouldn’t have put in for it.
“As long as there is appropriate parking etc I would think it would be welcome in the area.”
Chairman of Holbeach Parish Council, Graham Rudkin has welcomed the news of jobs. Hesaid: “Anything positive like new jobs for Holbeach is good. The town is growing all the time so it would be positive too for the town to have new jobs.”