Aldbrough concerns over future of The Cedars care home
MEMBERS of a Holderness community are being urged to attend a meeting to discuss their fears over plans for a care home.
A planning proposal has been submitted to convert The Cedars, in Hull Road, Aldbrough, into a care home for people who are not able to look after themselves as they have an "intellectual disability".
There are fears around the village the home could be used for young people with behavioural problems.
The parish council has organised for the man behind the plans, Dr Andrew Bunting, to come to their next meeting at Aldbrough Primary School, in Headlands Road, at 7.30pm on Monday.
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David Smith, clerk to the parish council, said: "There has been much talk and concern regarding the planning application.
"In an effort to dispel the numerous rumours and ascertain exactly what type of residents the property hope to cater for Dr Bunting will attend the next parish council meeting.
"I have been informed by his agent he will attend accompanied by the person who will be responsible for running the establishment."
The occupants in the care home will require full-time care which will be given by three members of staff during the day and one member of staff over night.
Mr Smith said: "It is hoped as many interested and concerned members of our community as possible attend in order their views and fears can be discussed constructively."
Several letters from concerned residents have been sent in to the council against the proposals.
One reads: "This development has no added benefit to the community of Aldbrough as there will be a fear of crime, it will not create jobs and it will be a danger to traffic.
"Aldbrough has suffered a lot in recent times and this will be a final nail in the coffin."
Dr Bunting did not wish to comment to the Mail.
On the planning proposals, he wrote: "The existing building is a great example of a building which can be instantly adapted to accommodate such a use as proposed with multiple bedrooms as well as large open living areas for the residents to enjoy.
"There is also an expanse of external amenity which is maturely landscaped and will enable the residents to remain and cared for in the confines of the application site."
A decision on the planning application is expected to be made at the end of the month.