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People invited to have their say as care home plans unveiled

February 26, 2018 4:02 AM
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IMAGES of a new care facility planned for Acomb have been released, ahead of a public event which will give people chance to see the plans in more detail.

Care company Ashley House has won a contract from City of York Council to design, build and operate an “extra care” sheltered housing complex at the site of the old Oakhaven care home on Acomb Road.

With the plans progressing, the company has released architect’s images of the new building and is inviting people to a public consultation event to learn more.

A spokesman said the extra care facility will help older people live independently and safely with easy access to social activities, and care on hand when they need it.

“Our objective is to provide new modern accommodation and, through redevelopment of the site, more housing on the site for elderly people.

The state-of-the-art development is being designed by award-winning architects MELT and will provide 56 apartments for older people, and will include a lounge and dining room serving hot meals.”

Ashley House are also behind the new 80-bed care home being built on the site of the old Burnholme Community College.

The spokesman added: “We are keen to share our proposals for the development with you.

"All members of the local community are invited to pop in, to meet with the team to see our proposals, discuss them with us and give feedback prior to submitting our formal planning application.

“We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have regarding this exciting new development.”

The public event is on Thursday, March 1 from 4pm to 7pm at York Medical Group, 199 Acomb Road, York.

The plans will also be on display at Acomb Explore Library on Front Street from Thursday March 1 to Thursday, March 8.

Alternatively pople can also view the proposals or comment online at or via email

Oakhaven was closed by City of York Council in late 2015, as part of its plan to close authority-run homes which it says are out-of-date, and not up to modern standards.

The building was briefly earmarked as a temporary homeless accommodation, but those plans changed after the builder which should have been replacing the Ordnance Lane accommodation went into administration.


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