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Planning application submitted for Abney Care Home

by Iain Roberts on 31 January, 2013

Care UK have submitted a planning application for a Care Home for Older People at Abney Court. If approved and built, the home will provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for 80 older people.

Last March, Care UK consulted with residents on their proposals for a new care home behind the historic Abney Hall (there’s an existing modern building on the site which would be replaced).

Here are the plans Care UK came forward with back then.

Following that consultation, Care UK say

The original plans have been amended to reduce the footprint and massing of the proposed care home. The smaller footprint increases the distance from the flank walls of the proposed south wing to the historic walls that surround the site and provides improved space between the adjacent cottages. The reduced massing ensures better views across the site, improves the sense of openness and allows for increased visibility to and from the nearby listed Abney Hall.

We’re told the planning application was submitted on 28th January – it isn’t available on the Council website yet, so we’ll update you when it appears there. Care UK have made clear that they’re happy to have further meetings about the proposals and listen to comments. You can contact them directly at or let us know.

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