The proposals submitted seek to create an all new care home with associated access roads, parking and landscaping on a vacant, underused and derelict 0.4 hectares brownfield site in the Angus town. The site is located on the south side of Park Road, adjacent to the Caledonian Railway tourist attraction and was formerly used as a granary and building yard.
The proposed care home would be two storeys to the north, and three storeys to the south to take in the sloping nature of the land. It will include 27 car parking spaces for staff and visitors. It is likely to employ around 60 care and anxilliary staff when complete and open.
Gary Sharp, managing director of Simply UK said:
“The redevelopment project would significantly enhance the character and appearance of the area and provide a much-needed care home facility in the town, as well as creating a significant number of job opportunities.”
“With an ageing population and the number of over-75s forecast to increase significantly in the next two decades, the development could also help plug the gap for quality senior living provision in the area.”
The plans were prepared for Simply UK by Yeoman McAllister Architects.