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Plans for new 66-bed care home in Taunton submitted

A NEW 66-bed care home could be built on land in Taunton.

Plans for the facility, in Cutliffe Road on the Killams Park estate, have been submitted to Somerset Council by LNT Care Developments.

The building would be a two-storey structure, on a site previously earmarked for a primary school, which is no longer being proposed.

The application said the development, of more than 3,000 sq m had been “designed to create a building of a suitable scale to the local setting and neighbouring development”.

“The proposed development will be a focal point within the street scene but as it is set back from the road this will help assimilate the scale and mitigate against any potential impact,” it went on.

It would be “in-keeping with the existing street scene by providing an attractive frontage onto Cutliffe Road”, it added.

“The layout also allows for a large ancillary garden to the rear of the care home which will be attractively landscaped.”

An aerial view of the site, off Cutliffe Road in Taunton, where the care home would be built. Picture: Google

An aerial view of the site, off Cutliffe Road in Taunton, where the care home would be built. Picture: Google

Bedrooms at the care home would enjoy views of the landscaped gardens.

It will also feature a café, to “provide a welcoming space for residents and visitors”, the application outlined, with a car park and cycle storage.

“The central social/communal areas on the ground floor will also have doors that open into the garden, which will encourage full use and enjoyment of the landscaped gardens and maintain an important connection to the outdoors,” it went on.

“The building’s form and orientation will integrate well with its surroundings, while having regard for the character and appearance of the local area, to enhance its distinctiveness.

“This effect will be further enhanced through the building’s siting within a high-quality landscaped setting.”

For more details, and to comment on the plans, log on to somerset.gov.uk and search for application reference 38/24/0131.

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