Planning application reduced due to neighbours' fears
A planning application designed to house individuals paying for long term care has been scaled back as a result of concerns raised by neighbours.
Vale House Residential Ltd, in Horwich, intended to knock down the current building and construct a new one, over fears that the facility no longer meets standards, reports The Bolton News.
However, neighbours are worried that the plans could lead to access problems as the home is situated on a bend.
Originally, a plan for a home which would house 41 residents paying for care was rejected by Bolton Council as it was deemed too big. This was then reduced to a 36-bed facility, which Horwich Council claimed was still too big. The number has now been reduced to 30.
Cllr Stephen Rock told the publication: "Bolton Council is trying to push this through without us looking at it properly.
"Residents are very concerned about this, as are councillors. We are being asked to make a decision at the drop of a hat."
This follows news that revised plans to build a care home on the site of a former magistrates court house could be approved, reports The Yorkshire Post.
Posted by Nigel Murphy