New Care set for consent in Bramhall

Stockport Council is set to give the go-ahead to plans by developer New Care to build a 71-bed care home on a site off Robins Lane and Hardy Drive in Bramhall.

The site bordering a railway line is currently home to two properties, a two-storey detached house and a detached bungalow, both of which are proposed for demolition.

Working with architect Street Design Partnership, New Care is planning to build an L-shaped care home rising to three storeys and covering around 37,000 sq ft. This will include en-suite rooms with 21 units at ground floor level and 25 on each of the second and third floors.

There will also be communal facilities and a kitchen, as well as 24 car parking spaces and landscaping.

Existing access to the site from Robins Lane and Hardy Drive will be closed off with a new access point planned to the building’s frontage and car park on Hardy Drive.

Stockport Council planners have recommended the project for approval at a committee meeting next Thursday, although there have been objections from local residents who raised issues of overdevelopment and the impact on nearby properties.

The scheme has already been discussed by the council’s Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme South area committee on 7 June, where councillors were warned by planners that rejecting the project on highways grounds would run “the high risk of an award of costs in any ensuing appeal”.

If approved, the project will be the latest development brought forward by New Care, part of the McGoff Group.

New Care has opened three care homes in the North West so far this year – Ashlands in Sale; a project in Chester; and The Hamptons in Lytham – and also operates sites in Nottinghamshire.

It has also started work on a £15m facility in Formby, which is due to open in early 2019.

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