Will ambulance station ever become care home?

First published in News

PLANS to transform Evesham's Ambulance Station into a care home have hit another barrier after town councillors voted to oppose the application.

The proposals by Restful Homes Developments would see a 63 bed care home with associated facilities and car parking built at the site on the corner of Davies Road and Cheltenham Road.

At a meeting of the town council on Monday (June 9) councillors said they were not against development of this site but considered the proposed three storey brick building too big.

Councillors said they felt it would therefore have a detrimental impact on the street scene and surrounding buildings.

There were also concerns raised over the junction with Davies Road and Cheltenham Road and what impact this proposal would have on it as it already very busy.

The ambulance station was put on the market in January last year after a decision was made to close a number of sites across the county and replace them with fleet maintenance hubs and a community station in Evesham.

The station, which currently still operates from Davies Road, will move to a community station in Abbey Road when the sale of the site is finalised.

Plans to change it into a care home originally surfaced in November 2013 when an application was submitted by Restful Homes Developments at the site.

But they hit a stumbling block when they were refused by Wychavon District Council's planning committee in February this year.

The application will return to Wychavon at a date to be decided.

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