Whitby care home to be approved?
Older people with long term care plans in Whitby may soon be able to opt for a new facility in the seaside resort.
The Yorkshire Post reports that revised plans to knock down a former magistrates court house and construct a care home on the site now look set to be approved.
Worries about the original designs for the care home have been addressed, with applicant David Wilson increasing the number of parking spaces and reducing the size of the facility.
The proposals have been recommended for approval by Scarborough Council's planning officers, who said the current building is of "limited architectural merit".
Meanwhile, permission has finally been granted for a new care home in Poole after a five year battle, reports the Bournemouth Echo.
Plans by developer Metnor were consistently rejected by planners, before they agreed to revised proposals to turn the old Poole Pottery factory site into a care home.
Posted by Nigel Murphy