Plans submitted for new 112 bed care home in Lichfield

Plans have been submitted for a new 112 bed care home in Lichfield.

Should the three-storey development get the go ahead, it would be situated on land next to Samuel Johnson Community Hospital on Trent Valley Road.

The company behind the scheme – Restful Homes Developments Ltd – have submitted their plans to Lichfield District Council.

The documentation outlining the scheme states:

“The proposed care home has been designed to meet the needs of residents who are dependent on full time care and whose mobility and capacity for recreational activities is severely limited.

“Residents may not suffer from illnesses or infirmities that require them to be in hospital. Nevertheless they are generally very frail and vulnerable.”

But the developers must convince Lichfield District Council planning chiefs who have already rejected one such proposal on the site in January.

A previous application in 2007 was withdrawn after concerns were raised about the plans.

The documentation for the current application states:

“The planning application under consideration is significantly different to the one that was refused in January. However, it retains all of the positive aspects of that application.”

Residents can have their say on the proposals on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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5 Comments

  1. Mike

    7th December, 2009 at 11:56 am

    I think this plan should go through. It seems to be more beneficial than not and has the residents best interests at heart.

  2. John

    7th December, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    It looks a lot better than before and i really like the idea of a roof garden. I agree that this would be a lot better for residents and would be good to have next to the hospital. Good to see that the top floor has been taken away.

  3. Tax Payer

    7th December, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Can the “hospital” treat these type of residents?

  4. Asellus aquaticus

    7th December, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    The hospital might be able to treat them for specific problems, but can’t provide long term residential care, which is the purpose of a care home.
    If they did, there’d be no beds for those who require hospital treatment.

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