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Nicely designed attempt to hide the enterance and true identity of Langdon hospital/prison from potential new house buyers. Wasent the original planning concept for this site that the Butler unit had to be retained and coverted into a community faciity with preferance towards a care home. The proposed home would definatly be an asset to the town whillst he rest of the proposed new build wood huts on the same site wont.
Has the local need for housing affordable or not ever been quantified by TDC or central government. Discounting the provision of housing for foriegn nationals, illegal immigrants, diversity imports from the Birmingham area, plus the single parent benifit blaggers etc, What is the real genuine local requirement bet its less than a dozen.
Don't get too excited about this proposed care home. Just because a planning application is submitted and subsequently given planning consent it doesn't necessarily follow that the consent will be activated.
The care home business was in a financial crisis before Covid. It is in even more of one now. It is not a healthy sector in all senses of that word.
With regard to the number of new houses needing to be built. This number is determined by central government not local councils and local people.
This care home application was given planning permission in June.
A condition of the permission is that the building work must start before June 2024.
If it is not taken up it can become another block of flats for Teign Housing just like the ones across the road.
I thought it was Cornerstone Housing Association https://www.cornerstonehousing.net/much-needed-accessible-homes-delivered-in-dawlish-thanks-to-successful-partnership/
From the minutes of Dawlish Town Council meeting held 6.4.22.
Councillor Prowse was pleased to have been advised that a care provider had now been selected for the proposed care home on the DA2 development near Sainsburys.
Click on this link to see artist's impression of the building and location.
The roundabout shown is the Sainsbury's roundabout. The road coming from the left is the A379 from Dawlish. The road to the bottom leads to Sainsbury's supermarket and the Redrow estate. The road to the right leads to Exeter and the road at the top is the Persimmon bit of the Gatehouse/Sainsbury roundabout link road.
Info on the proposed care provider here:
Belgian healthcare real estate investor Aedifica is investing around £13m in the construction of a care home in Dawlish, South Devon.
The 71-bed home will be operated by Aedifica’s partner, Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG).
Thank you Lynne, what would this forum be without you ?
Looks like the site may be about to be developed.
Earth moving machines working there today.
Great news - the images are really impressive.
There's now a sign up on the site saying that the care home is scheduled to open September 2023.
There is also another sign regarding the recruitment of staff.
The Times reports that thousands of foreign workers will be hired for Britain's care homes this winter.
The paper says there are fears of a "winter crisis", with more than 160,000 vacancies in the sector. It adds that countries such as India and the Philippines are likely to be the target of a "hiring spree".
Wow - 71 beds!
I think the two biggest in Dawlish currently are Palm Court (circa 40 beds) and Sefton Hall (circa 50 beds) so this is going to be pretty big.
In addition to the care home referenced on this thread (that's the one presently being built adjacent to the main road by Sainsbury's roundabout) it is also planned that the Gatehouse Farm development should have something similar - a 50 bed extra care housing scheme and/or other appropriate elderly housing provision. Although planning applications have been submitted for housing (1 x Bloor Homes, 1 x Taylor Wimpey) on the Gatehouse Farm site, the care home will be developed by a third party. To my knowledge no planning application has yet been submitted re this extra care housing.
According to a sign on the site the care home is to be called Claremont Manor and will offer luxury care accommodation.
I wonder how much that will cost per week?