Demolition of care home recommended for approval by council

Shaftesbury Court in Lowestoft. Picture: Google

Shaftesbury Court in Lowestoft. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

Plans to demolish a care home on Lowestoft seafront have been recommended for approval by the town council.

In a meeting of the planning and environment committee on Tuesday, June 26, Lowestoft Town Council voted unanimously to support the demolition of the Shaftesbury Court site on Rectory Road.

Their recommendation comes after the plans to replace the care home with a block of flats were revised by Sanctuary Supported Living in February this year, following objections from the public and statutory bodies.

The revised design and action plan said the building would be three rather than four storeys, and would have 30 rather than 40 rooms for the homes.

A statement at the time from Farningham Planning Ltd, on Sanctuary's behalf, said: 'The main concerns raised relate to the height of the proposed building and its impact on the neighbouring properties and perceived lack of car parking.'

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The application to demolish the current care home did not receive any objections from the public.

The plans will now go before Waveney's planning committee for approval.

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