Revised plans for 60-bed care home at Spalding Common

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Revised plans have been drawn up for a three-storey, 60-bed care home on the site of the former Goodfellows Primary School at Spalding Common.

If granted, the application will create 24 full-time jobs and 14 part-time jobs.

South Holland’s planning committee considered the original plans for a care home on the site in June, but refused consent for reasons including a perceived “significant adverse impact on the character of the surrounding area by way of its layout, scale, form and design”.

Councillors also said the proposal would have an adverse impact on trees on the site and would not provide enough quality outdoor space for future residents.

The Planning Hub, agents for applicants Country Court Care Ltd, say they have reduced the “footprint” of the proposed building – and reduced its bulk and mass by providing a mansard roof to contain a second floor of accommodation.

The agents say: “The smaller footprint to the building allows for more space around it to be used for shared amenity space, sensory gardens, vegetable growing areas and patio space.

“The added space also allows for the provision of an additional car parking space and for an enlarged vehicle turning area.

Founded in 1872, the school closed in 2008.