Birmingham healthcare group submits plans for 50-bed care facility in Sutton Coldfield

A NEW nursing home could be built in Sutton Coldfield under plans submitted to Birmingham City Council.

King Norton-based Moundsley Hall Healthcare has submitted plans proposing to build a 50-bed home on land in Penns Lane, close to its junction with Beech Hill Road.

The site was previously the location of two large detached houses with substantial rear gardens and planning permission has previously been granted for a 61-bed home on the land, together with 11 detached houses.

Ownership of the site has changed since the scheme received planning permission in 2008 and is now owned by Moundsley Hall Healthcare Group.

The company is an established provider of residential healthcare for the elderly and currently has six homes in various locations around the UK, with its facility in Bromsgrove being the group’s flagship.

In its supporting statement for the new scheme, it states: “The Moundsley Healthcare Group has extensive experience in the provision of state-of-the-art facilities offering the best and most comfortable residential care facilities in the West Midlands for residents and their visitors.”

The group said it was aiming to meet the increasing need for residential care accommodation at both a local and national level, stating that provision should “meet or exceed current standards for care homes”.

“The provision of a residential care home on this site will meet these objectives,” it adds.

The group said the proposed home would meet its established best practice in the provision of healthcare and this included larger than average rooms, each with en-suite facilities and communal benefits such as garden rooms, dining areas, patio courts and multi-activity spaces.

“Such provision has been found to make the residential care facilities managed by Moundsley more adaptable to cater for changing standards and ensures that the accommodation remains highly desirable to clients and families,” it adds.

The new facility will create a number of jobs for the local area but no figure has been placed on this.

The elevation fronting Penns Lane
How the Sutton Coldfield home will look