Leeds based LNT Care Developments have submitted a planning application for a sixty-four bedroom, two-story care home on land off Lichfield Road in Stone
The proposed site is currently an agricultural field on the southern edge of Stone, bounded by the A51, Lichfield Road and the small road which links the two.
LNT’s planning application describes the development as a purpose-built care home comprising a sixty-four-bed residential care facility for older people with associated access, parking and landscaping.
It is anticipated that future residents would come from an area within three miles of the proposed site.
From an employment perspective, the new home is expected to generate between 40-50 new jobs. The majority of which are expected to be offered to suitable candidates from the local area.
LNT has said that proposed home would meet an identified housing need and go some way towards meeting the demand (there is an undersupply of 110 beds within a three-mile catchment area) and would provide this on an edge of settlement site as there are no sites allocated for care homes in the
vicinity of Stone.
On the point about the development boundary of Stone, the proposal states
“Whilst outside of current development limits of Stone, the site has been put forward in the call for sites and has been the subject of planning applications in the past. The roads which surround the site form the boundary of the settlement limits further north, therefore this is an obvious location for an extension to those limits.”
This planning application comes shortly after another proposal on nearby land for a housing and retail development