Care home wants to build extension
Posted on December 16, 2005
A bid to extend The Paddocks care home on Green Belt land in Springfield Road, Eaton Bray, looks likely to fail.
A proposed extension, which would provide four additional beds with toilet facilities, is due to be considered by South Beds District Council's planning committee on Wednesday.
The applicants argue that a shortage of care homes in the area and the design of the extension are sufficient reason for the council to relax rules governing development in the Green Belt.
The committee, however, will also consider an officer's report recommending refusal.
The officer's grounds for this advice include that: "The proposed extension would, because of its size, sitting and appearance, be out of character with the existing residential care home and other properties in the locality and harmful to the established character of this rural location."
Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 13 December 2005
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