Plans for new care home in Mablethorpe get planning green light

An artists impression of how the new care home in Mablethorpe could look.
An artists impression of how the new care home in Mablethorpe could look.

A new 68-bed care home is set to be built in Mablethorpe following approval by the East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee on Thursday, (September 6).

It will be designed in a ’T-shape’ format and be two-storeys high.

The layout will also see a central building with two wings.

Louise Longstaff, from Hodson Architects, the agent for the developers, told councillors: “The applicant has put up a number of other care homes in the local area, including Louth, which are successfully managed alongside the local community.

“We are familiar with maintaining local links with the community including nearby medical practices.”

She said the layout had been carefully considered and took nearby housing into consideration to avoid overlooking and privacy loss.

She added the number of parking spaces in front of the care home had been increased from 17 to 25 in response to objections from Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council.

As part of the approval, a donation of £17,989.40 has been asked for by NHS England which will go to Marsh Medical Practice.

Councillors were concerned over the money going to a private practice, but were told by council officers the request was reasonable as the GPs serve the area and have other facilities in the surrounding areas.

A report before councillors said the development would ‘provide for a needed specialist care home facility on a site that was historically earmarked for such development as part of a larger, (now partly commenced), regeneration project for the town’.

Approving the application Councillor Jim Swanson joked he might declare an interest because; ‘It won’t be very long before we need it.’