LNT Care Development has received permission to build a care home on the site of a former pub in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Work on the care home at the site of the Red Lion pub, which will provide residential and dementia care, is due to start in June.
A spokesperson from LNT Care Developments told Care Home Professional: “We are delighted to be building such a fantastic high quality resource for elderly people in Nantwich.
“The care home will be a strong community facility, integrating with the nearby local facilities of shops, churches, schools and creating 50 jobs in the local area.”
Approval for the scheme was secured by Renew Land Developments on behalf of LNT.
Lee Dawkin, managing director of Renew Land Developments, told the Nantwich News: “The progress of this development through planning is a model for how it is important to engage with the local community and all those parties on which the proposed development would impact.
“All proposed developments raise fears, concerns and issues within the local community and these must be considered if a planning application is to have a smooth transit.
“This was a particularly tricky proposal as the existing Red Lion Hotel was a failing business, which was not sustainable.
“Sensitively addressing the local community concerns and obviously those of the sitting tenant was extremely important.”