Proposal submitted to build a new care home in Haverhill
A planning application has been submitted to West Suffolk Council for a new, three-storey, 66-bedroom residential care home on the edge of Haverhill.
The application has been made by LNT Care Developments, part of the LNT Group that specialises in the development of care facilities for older people, to build the new home on land currently occupied by Boyton Hall, off Ann Suckling Road.
As part of the application, a letter from LNT Care Development said: “This proposal is to provide a local community care facility where residents are expected to emanate from an area no more than three miles from the site.
“In addition, the development would generate between 50-60 jobs, the majority of which are expected to be offered to suitable candidates from the local area.
"There would be no more than 24 members of staff on site at any one time.”
If approved, the home would provide general residential and residential dementia care and would have 24 parking spaces.
The design and access statement for the planning application added: "Analysis of local demographics and existing care facilities within the local area supports the view that there is both a quantitative and qualitative need for a new purpose-built care facility for older people in this location."
Haverhill currently has two residential care homes serving a population in the region of 27,400.