Cheshire West & Chester Council has refused plans for a 65-bedroom care home in the Tarporley conservation area, in line with officers’ recommendations.
The scheme from developer Liberty Properties and operator Octopus Healthcare, proposed to develop a vacant site off the town’s high street developed into care home with dementia care unit, as well as an 88-space community car park alongside it.
The architect is C Squared and the planning consultant is Avison Young.
The proposals were supported by many local residents and Tarporley Parish Council. However, councillors supported officers’ recommendation to refuse at Cheshire West’s planning committee meeting yesterday due to it being located within a protected green site.
The site, in the Tarporley conservation area just outside the formal Tarporley boundary, is designated as a local protected green space and classified as open countryside.
Councillors refused the scheme eight votes to three during the meeting on Thursday.