Major 76-bed care home plans to create 60 jobs

Plans for a new care home on the Premium Bonds site in St Annes
Plans for a new care home on the Premium Bonds site in St Annes
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Ambitious plans to build a 76-bed care home facility at a major Fylde coast development will bring 60 jobs, it was today revealed.

Octopus Healthcare has applied to Fylde Council to build a two storey facility on the former Premium Bonds site on Heyhouses Lane in St Annes.

If approved, it could follow the £55m plans for a Booths supermarket and 250 home development, as well as 85-home retirement village on the site – all currently under construction.

In a letter sent to residents by AKA Planning on behalf of Octopus Healthcare, Adrian Kearley said the new development would bring “important community and economic benefits.”

He added: “The new facility on Heyhouses Lane will provide 24-hour support and care for the frail elderly with nursing and dementia needs and will deliver a number of important community and economic benefits including the creation of up to 60 new jobs for local people.

“You may be aware that an outline planning application was approved in 2012 for the wider regeneration of the site to include a range of housing, retirement accommodation, a food retail store and a pub.

“This care home proposal relates to the final parcel of land within the site and is being prepared in accordance with the principles of the outline consent and to complement the development already taking place on the wider site.”

Earlier this year Coun Viv Willder, who used to work on the site, called the £55m project “very exciting”.

She added: “It has been quite something to see the transformation of the site to what really promises to be something very impressive.”

The project will be reviewed by Fylde Council planners in the coming months.