Muller submits 70-bed Lancashire care home plan | North West Property News

Muller submits 70-bed Lancashire care home plan



Muller Property Group has applied for planning permission to transform a brownfield site in Lancashire into a 70-bed residential care home.

The proposed plans will see the demolition of the existing buildings on the 0.96-acre plot in Clitheroe to be replaced with the care facility.

Muller said the home will provide a “much-needed” care facility for people with nursing and dementia needs.

The proposals include en-suite facilities for all rooms, associated access, car parking and landscaping and will create approximately 70 new jobs.

The site is currently occupied by a furniture showroom and its associated car park, a warehouse, a school wear mail order business together with some empty buildings.

The planned development, located on Pendle Road, west of the junction to Highmoor Park, will provide specialist care in a modern and vibrant environment.

Facilities such as a cinema, hair and nail salon, café/bistro, along with day spaces with varying functions for residents are also included.

All residents will benefit from communal amenities and landscaped areas.

Colin Muller, chief executive of Muller Property Group, said: “The provision of registered care accommodation for the elderly in the area around Pendle Mill is inadequate.

“There is an immediate requirement for an additional 300 elderly care beds in the area with a limited existing supply of only 170 care beds with en-suite amenities. There is a well-documented shortfall of appropriate housing for care exceeding 200 bedspaces, which is also evident across the wider Pendle area.”

He added: “The existing property is now outdated for modern use, but is a well-located and highly sustainable site and is within easy walking distance to the town center of Clitheroe. It is therefore, well placed for a care home and such a facility will serve the local community with care facilities, serve social needs and create new jobs in the area for local people.”

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