The planning application for a new 65 bed residential and dementia care home at Haxby Hall has been approved by Council’s planning committee.
When complete, Haxby Hall will be able to offer 65 en-suite bedrooms 47 of which for residential care and 18 for people living with dementia, as well as restaurant and bar areas, hairdressers, a home cinema and spaces for meeting friends and family and social events.
The plans to extend and improve the accommodation at Haxby Hall will ensure uninterrupted care for the residents. Under the plans, residents will be able to stay in the home whilst work progresses on the site and the existing staff will transfer to the new home.
Councillor Andrew Hollyer supported the proposals at the planning meeting, after requesting more attention to the quality of the materials being used, and for a robust construction and management plan taking into account the needs of the residents staying on site, and surrounding homeowners.
Councillor Ian Cuthbertson added:
“We are really pleased that, after several years of hard work by Liberal Democrat councillors, Executive members and Council officers, we are now at a point where the plans have been approved by the Planning Committee and the developers are ready to begin work.”
Councillor Ed Pearson said:
“As local campaigners, and councillors, we have long supported and campaigned for the continued retention of a care home on the Haxby Hall site. This facility is at the heart of our community here in Haxby and Wigginton. We will continue to work with developers to ease any concerns that local residents might have and to ensure there is good communication, especially during construction work.”