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Shipston care home extension recommended for approval
PLANS to extend a care home in Shipston could get the thumbs up after they were recommended for approval by the planning officer.
The application for the two-storey side extension to provide eight additional bedrooms at Low Furlong, Darlingscote Road, will be discussed by Stratford District Council’s planning committee (East) on Wednesday (2).
The extension will increase the number of bedrooms from 35 to 43 and as part of the proposal a conservatory will be removed from the building.
Shipston Town Council supports the application along with Councillor Jeff Kenner, ward member for Shipston at SDC.
“It will meet a real need for more residential care for the elderly in Shipston,” he said. “Without these additional beds people will continue to have to stay for too long at the Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston or to have to find residential care further away from their home and families.”
However fellow ward member Councillor Richard Cheney opposes the plans.
“Although some improvement on the previous plans, the footprint of this large extension is still very close and the building remains overbearing on the neighbouring property, number 12, Worcester Place,” he said.
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