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The facility will house 66 bedrooms. Credit: via planning documents

Care home lined up at former pub site

Neil Tague

Burnley Council is expected to sign off on the 66-bed scheme by LNT Care Developments on Manchester Road.

Formerly home to the Bull & Butcher pub, the site is to accommodate a two-storey care home with associated parking, access and landscaping if approved at Burnley’s development control committee meeting on 2 August.

The residential facility would be constructed in an H-shaped block at the site’s centre, with a new access in from Rossendale Avenue, with the existing access from the main road permanently closed off. Plans include 24 parking spaces.

A footpath link is included at the southern end of the site, to enable a pedestrian link to future parts of the Manchester Road housing allocation.

In planning terms, the site lies at the southern end of Burnley’s built-up area, with part of it within a housing allocation and part classed as brownfield.

Planning officers regard the proposal as appropriate, noting that the relatively small loss of housing allocation space is more than made up for by the nature of the proposal, with no other sites in Burley being put forward for new care homes at this point.

Two types of care will be provided at the facility: general residential and residential with dementia.

Based in Leeds, LNT has developed 130 facilities since 2005, working with its operating business Ideal Care Homes.

The pub was demolished in 2016, a year after an application to extend it to create an Italian restaurant was approved. Outline planning was then granted for 20 homes on the site in October 2020.

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