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Plan to build three care homes

A planning proposal has been submitted for three care homes to be built on Bridge Street, Morley.

A planning proposal has been submitted for three care homes to be built on Bridge Street, Morley.

A planning application to build three residential care homes in Morley has been met with mixed reaction.

Heathcotes Care has applied to Leeds City Council’s planning department to provide 24 rooms in three care home buildings on Bridge Street, Morley.

The plan says that there will be 10 car parking spaces, including two disabled spaces and four cycle spaces with 12 full time employees.

Coun Neil Dawson has given his support to the plan.

He said: “This development will provide good quality housing for a number of people who have specialist needs and who need support from various agencies.
“The site already has planning permission for domestic dwellings and therefore think it is accepted this site will be developed.”

Residents living nearby have voiced their concerns at the proposal.

Issues include the proposed access to the site on Bridge Street, which is on a “blind corner’, the homes being too close to neighbouring houses, and concerns over the people who will be residing in the homes, posing a question of supervision.

Morley Town Council has objected to the proposal as it stands, not necessarily in principle, but on grounds of uncertainty and lack of clarity.

It said: “Some staff parking would be needed as health professionals would be likely to call by car and it is hoped the residents will receive visitors. That part of Bridge Street is not suited to on-street parking, so there would have to be adequate parking on-site.”

 

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