Planning permission granted for 66-bed care home in Herne Bay

LNT Care Developments has received planning permission to build a new 66 bed care home in Kent, which will be run by Barchester Healthcare when it opens in 2018.

Canterbury City Council approved the planning application on 16th March 2017 for the care home. Located on the site of the former Herne Bay Golf Club in Herne Bay, the facility will provide residential and dementia care for those aged over 65 years.

Construction is due to start in June 2017 with a predicted completion date for May 2018. Once complete, the home will be a strong community facility, integrating with the nearby local facilities of shops, churches and schools. It will provide outstanding accommodation with fully en-suite bedrooms, spacious communal areas, and state-of-the-art amenities including a cinema, library, garden room and tea shop, all surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.

The home is designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia. 

Christine Cooper, Project Director at LNT Care Developments, said:“We are delighted to be building such a fantastic care home for Barchester Healthcare. It is also great news for Herne Bay creating 50 jobs in the local area and providing a high quality resource for elderly people in the local community. The facility will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting keeping utility costs low.”

Mark Bennett, Barchester’s Director of Property Services said: “This site is a beautiful setting for a new Barchester care home and we are very excited about the construction work starting in June. Barchester is committed to the delivery of high quality, person-centred care services in superior care environments and we hope that the new home will not only be loved by future staff and residents, but that it will also become a community hub at the heart of Herne Bay.”