Huge care home proposal for Welwyn Garden City site
PUBLISHED: 11:22 27 January 2019
A developer is hoping to build a huge care home in Welwyn Garden City, spanning four storeys.
Marbrook Care has applied to Welwyn Hatfield Council to build a home with 91 bedrooms and 13 suites.
The home would generate 23 full-time jobs and there would be 33 parking spaces.
It would be built on a 0.93-acre site on Broadwater Road, where an office block has already been demolished.
In a planning and access statement, accompanying the proposal, it is noted: “The communal lounge/dining rooms are located centrally to the building on all levels, taking full advantage of the southern aspect and providing good permeability with the gardens at ground floor level and access on to terraces at upper floors.
“Wherever possible, rooms within bay features or at corner positions are provided with dual aspect windows to maximize views as well as natural day lighting.”
Planning approval has previously been granted for an 83-bed care home on this site.