22nd Oct, 2016

Care home go-ahead at former station site

Evesham Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PLANS to build a care home on the site of Evesham’s former ambulance station have been accepted by councillors.

Members of Wychavon District Council’s planning committee gave the green light for a 63-bed home on the corner of Davies Road and Cheltenham Road at a meeting last Thursday (September 11).

Proposals first came before the committee in February, but they were refused after councillors labelled it an ‘eyesore’.

However following an appeal, the rejection has been overturned meaning the proposed development will now take place.

Restful Homes Developments will demolish the single story station and put in place a building varying from ten metres to 13 metres.

They have amended original plans by reducing the number of beds from 65 to 63 and setting the building further back from the kerb.

Coun Reg Jakeman said: “I still can’t support this one.

“I won’t go against it because of the appeal but I feel the inspector has let Evesham down, this building is inappropriate.

“We are were we are and unfortunately I think this is slightly better than the other one but if it was a new application without

the appeal I would certainly go for refusal.”

A total of ten members of the committee approved the item, with four abstaining.