A new 91-bedroom nursing home currently under development on land off the A6006 Asfordby Road, close to Melton town centre, is hoped to be built by September 2016.
The site had previously been earmarked for a development of apartments, which had been granted planning permission, but now family-run Leicester-based business Magnum Care has been granted planning consent to build a care home there instead.
A design and access statement, supporting its planning application was approved, subject to conditions, by Melton Council said: “Magnum Care successfully manage two care home facilities and is looking to expand into the Melton area.
“The proposed facility is designed for older people, specialising in palliative and dementia care as regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The services provided would broadly fall into four categories - residential care, nursing care, day care and continuing healthcare. The service will work closely with local councils and hospitals and will offer free NHS care provision under contract, local authority funded placements and private placements.”
The home, which will be one of the largest buildings in the town, will be served by a new access junction off Asfordby Road, leading to a private car park with 26 spaces.
A traffic and transportation report, commissioned by Magnum Care, claimed the development ‘should not raise any highways-related concerns in respect of the level of traffic movements generated’.
A construction traffic/site traffic management plan plus details of materials to be used in the development have been submitted to the council for approval.
It’s anticipated it will take 72 weeks (work commenced May 5) to build the new care home facility.