Whitby care home plans to be refused?
Whitby Town Councillors have said that plans for a new care home, which would have widened the options of people choosing a care home in the area, should be refused.
The proposal detailed plans to convert a former magistrates court into a new care home facility, reports the Whitby Gazette.
Local resident Geoff Hodgson said that although the site would be well used for a care home, people in the area feel that the design is too big and would impact on some of the surrounding properties.
According to the publication, Councillor John Freeman said: "It is the old problem [of] 'let's see how much we can maximise on that chunk of land and get the money back'.
"My feeling is we ask them to go away and re-submit a plan. I am not happy with this."
Nevertheless, people choosing a care home in Yorkshire should be spoilt for choice after the Department of Health awarded £83 million to the city in order to support the building of three developments designed to house older and vulnerable people, reports the East Riding Mail.
Posted by Nigel Murphy