Plans to convert Rose Lodge Care Home on Musters Rd into apartments refused

Rushcliffe Borough Council has refused permission for a change of use from care home to 12 apartments.

The plans lodged by PDRH Ltd of Aslockton asked for a change of use from residential care home to 12 self contained flats, with conversion of the basement, extension to the rear and a dormer window to create a third storey.

Nine public objections were received – most were complaints about the character of the area and parking and traffic concerns.

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In refusing the application the council said,

‘The proposed development would result in an inappropriate development in an area at high risk of flooding.’ and,

‘Permission should be refused for a development of poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions.’

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Rose Lodge was ‘forced to close’ as a nursing home in March 2016 after 25 years in the town. The owner David Wheatcroft said that increased ‘red tape’ had caused the decision to stop operating.