Go ahead for new Potters Bar nursing home

PUBLISHED: 14:53 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:02 26 October 2009

Contractors on the site of the former care home

Contractors on the site of the former care home

HONEYWOOD House is to become a nursing home once more after councillors granted the green light to its redevelopment. The future of the former care home site in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, has been up in the air for years. But on Thursday, Hertsmere Borough

HONEYWOOD House is to become a nursing home once more after councillors granted the green light to its redevelopment.

The future of the former care home site in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, has been up in the air for years.

But on Thursday, Hertsmere Borough Council's Potters Bar and Shenley planning committee gave the thumbs-up to an application to turn the currently demolished building into a 70-bedroom nursing home.

Antra's proposal - amended slightly from one agreed in August 2006 - includes associated car parking and access for the two-storey building.

Planning officer Chris Lewcock said: "The application is granted as it has no detrimental influence to the surrounding area in amenities or in aesthetics."

Antra will pay more than £41,500 as part of its planning conditions. This includes:

* £3,000 for pedestrian and mobility facilities, such as new seats to assist residents who wish to walk in the area.

* £11,500 for community transport.

* £22,400 for improvements to a 600-metre section of a proposed 'greenways' route along Darkes Lane and into Church Road.

* £4,500 towards health care.

At the meeting, councillors asked for a further condition be placed for a parking management scheme for the delivery yard area, so it could be used as a visitor overflow car park.

The committee also stipulated an area to leave cycles be incorporated into the plans.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists