LNT Care Developments to build 66-bed care home in Buntingford after East Herts Council Planning Committee approve the scheme

LNT Care Developments will build a 66-bed care home on the site of the former Sainsbury depot in Buntingford after East Herts Council Planning Committee approved the scheme.

The facility will provide residential and dementia care for peopled aged over 65, with en-suite bedrooms, communal areas, and amenities including a cinema, library, garden room and tea shop, surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Once complete, the home, which “designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia” will be a “strong community facility”, integrating with nearby local facilities including shops, churches and schools.

Christine Cooper, project director at LNT Care Developments, said: “We are delighted to be building such a fantastic care home for Oakdale. It is also great news for Buntingford, creating 50 jobs in the local area and providing a high quality resource for elderly people in the local community. The facility will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting keeping utility costs low.”

Chris Babington, director at Oakdale Care Group added:“We are delighted to get planning approved for the fourth home in the Oakdale family and we are looking forward to starting this exciting development with our trusted partners, LNT Construction. Buntingford’s picturesque location along with its access to local amenities means it is a perfect fit with Oakdale’s high standards of delivering outstanding quality care in exceptional homes.”

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