Councillors to make home decision

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PLANNERS are backing the building of two new care homes on the outskirts of a town despite fears about flooding and traffic.

Hedon Town Council are among objectors to proposals for a 54-bedroom care home with five assisted living apartments on a site north of Magdalen Lane which is outside the town’s development limits.

Yorkare Homes also want to build a 30-bedroom dementia care home and another five apartments on the land, with gardens and a bowling green.

They say it will meet an “acknowledged local and national” need.

Latest statistics suggest about 4,665 people in the East Riding have dementia, a figure which is increasing.

Although there have been 16 letters of objection, there have been nine of support, saying the elderly need to “be cared for properly”.

The site is in an area judged to be at risk of flooding in a one-in-100 year storm, but the new buildings would be nearly 2ft above the average site level, with the café and hairdressers downstairs.

Planners are recommending approval at a meeting today, saying they are satisfied no other sites in the area could accommodate a development of this size.