Planned care home expected to create at least 50 jobs

Development company, Muller Property Group, has unveiled plans for redevelopment of a brownfield site off Thomas Street in Lindley, Huddersfield.

It has lodged an outline application for a residential care facility of up to 60 beds with en-suite facilities.

The proposed purpose-built care home will be a two to two-and-a-half storey building with full-time on-site nursing care provision.

It will feature recreational spaces for residents on all floors, including lounges, dining rooms, activity rooms, a cinema, as well as a hair salon and secured landscaped gardens.

Colin Muller, chief executive of Muller Property Group, said: “We have identified a significant shortage of assisted living bedspaces within Lindley and the local surrounding areas.

“There is a demand for more than 560 en-suite care bedrooms to serve the elderly population and an undersupply of approaching 300 bedrooms equipped with en-suite provision.

“Delivery of a 60-bed high-quality care home accommodation for the elderly will help address a considerable shortfall mirrored across the wider district.

“The proposal to revitalise a sustainably located, brownfield and vacant site with a modern residential care facility will bring substantial social and economic benefits to the area.

“We expect a care home like this to generate at least 50 new jobs.”