Proposals for 18-bed Barnstaple care home

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Developers want to create a two storey home for the elderly plus 12 bungalows on land at the top of Sticklepath.

PLANS have been submitted for an 18 bedroom care home for the elderly together with a dozen bungalows for the over 55s at the top of Sticklepath in Barnstaple.

The two storey building would be opposite the former Wrey Arms pub, on land between Bickington Road and Broadclose Road.

The application has been lodged on behalf of Wellington Care Homes and Heanton Estates Ltd.

It is proposed to create an L shaped building comprising of a two-storey wing of bedrooms and single storey of day care plus ancillary facilities, as well as 12 bungalows of two or three or bedrooms.


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The brick building would have eight parking spaces, while each bungalow would have a garage and parking space.

Developers say the scheme ‘provides a viable opportunity to develop this redundant piece of land within an established residential area with a relatively low impact proposal’. A statement accompanying the application concludes: “The combination of care home and accommodation for over 55s provides a model which enables residents to retain and live in their properties for as long as possible without the need for major upheaval as when their needs require.”

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There has been pre-planning discussions with local authorities and a public consultation event was held in October.

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