Care home extension gets given planning permission

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AN EXTENSION to a care home in a Daventry district village has been approved.

St Matthews Healthcare in Northampton has been given planning permission to extend Broomhill Country House in Holdenby Road, Spratton with 84 new homes and ancilliary accomodation.

The controversial plans were approved at a meeting on Wednesday last week of Daventry District Council’s planning committee.

It had come despite objections from Spratton Parish Council and 196 villagers who all objected to the proposal and concerns raised by Hollowell and Teeton Parish Council.

Among the objections to the planning application were those who said it would not benefit the village, there would be no sustainable transport to the care home apart from via private transport.

Other objections pointed out the proposal would cause damage to the environment including wildlife and trees and result in urbanisation of a rural location.

However committee members decided to follow the recommendations from planning officers and approved the application.