As has been commented on already, plans to develop a care home in Queens Road have been withdrawn.
Minster Care Group, the owners of the Westhaven Care Home in Queens Road (pictured) had requested planning permission demolish the existing building and replace it with a purpose-built 52-bed home. However the plans (available to view here ) have now been withdrawn – I cannot see a published reason for the withdrawal. Further background information is available in this post.
The planning request was not popular with nearby residents and the application received 29 objections. As plans were withdrawn it does presumably give rise to the opportunity for a subsequent application?
With seemingly less-strict planning rules across the country, will Hoylake see many more proposed redevelopment schemes in the coming months both for residential and commercial developments? You’ll recall the (now-withdrawn in both cases) plans to build on the tennis courts in Charles Road and the apartment block in Grosvenor Road …it’s easy to imagine other sites within Hoylake being considered.
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