Whalley Road care home, LNT Construction, p planning

LNT Care Developments wants to build 140 care homes before 2026. Credit: via planning documents

Ribble Valley approves 66-bed care home

LNT Care Developments can move forward with the Barrow residential scheme, which includes dementia care as well as three townhouses.

Ribble Valley Council signed off the project at its planning committee meeting on Thursday.

Situated on more than two acres east of Whalley Road, the proposed 34,600 sq ft care home will be built by LNT Care Developments’ sister company, LNT Construction. The contractor is anticipating delivering the project within 16 months.

The two-storey, H-shaped care home will boast solar panels on its roof and landscaped gardens. It will also provide residents with a series of amenities including a lounge, dining room, family room, garden room, cinema, hair studio, and shop. Each will offer both general and dementia care. All 66 bedrooms will have ensuites.

Car parking would be provided for 25 vehicles, including three spaces designated for those who are disabled and six with electric vehicle charging capability.

In addition to the care home, the application includes the demolition of the buildings at 23-25 Old Row. This includes the former La Taverna restaurant.

In their place, LNT Construction will build three terraced houses, two with two bedrooms and one with a single bedroom. These homes would have a parking space each.

You can learn more about the project by searching application reference number 3/2023/0153 on Ribble Valley Council’s planning portal.

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