Controversial care home extension given go-ahead

Posted on 19 September 2011

People choosing a care home in South Tyneside may now have more options, with the extension of one nursing home being given the go ahead.

An addition to the Westoe Grange in South Shields has been given the green light, reports the Shields Gazette.

This extension will provide resident paying for care at the care facility with a new day room and several more bedrooms.

However, critics believe the extension is encroaching on the historical conservation in the area.

Allan West, Labour representative for Westoe told the newspaper: "The village has a terrific history and contains some of the finest architectural buildings in South Shields, but it appears that because this building is just on the edge of a conservation area we are more relaxed about allowing such extensions."

In other news, a 42-bed development for older adult is to be constructed in Warwick, after the council approved proposals.

Posted by Toby Mynott



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