New plans for old fire station

New plans for old fire station

By Gareth Dennison | 14/10/2021

New plans for old fire station

 

FRESH plans have been filed for an old people’s home on the site of a former fire station destroyed by fire.

LNT Care Developments said its proposed 66-bed building at Brampton-Bierlow would bring with it more than 60 jobs.

A spokesperson added: “We have developed over 130 care homes specifically for the care of older people across England since 2005.

“The proposed care home will be accommodated within a purpose-built, two-storey, 66-bed residential care facility for older people.

“There is an identified undersupply and need for care beds in the locality, which is expected to increase over time.

“The proposals will significantly improve the built and natural environment in this location by providing a high-quality building surrounded by greatly enhanced landscaping.

“We intend to deliver the proposals within 16 months of gaining planning permission.”

The Knollbeck Avenue site was home to Brampton fire station until 2010. The building was closed by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and destroyed by a blaze the following summer.

A previous planning permission was approved in 2014 for another developer but these never came to fruition.

LNT said the fresh plans would create 42 full-time and 20 part-time jobs.

Rotherham Council’s adult care department said the “undersupply” claim was incorrect.

It said there were 46 vacancies across the six care homes in the Wath, Brampton and Swinton part of the borough.

A decision will be made by RMBC’s planning board on a date to be fixed.

FORMER adult care respite centre Quarryhill vacant since Marchis set to be sold off by Rotherham Council.

The base at Wath was part of a £3 million cuts package to learning disability services which led to a 27,000-signature petition.

A proposal to sell off the building will go before cabinet members on Monday (18).

A report said: “The facilities are no longer considered sufficient for the service to provide a truly modern and inclusive service.

“The service was beginning to have issues with its condition, its ongoing repairs, and its upcoming maintenance obligations.”

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