Plans to demolish care home put on hold

Council plans to demolish a care home in Poole have been put on hold following opposition.

Planners will decide whether or not to back the building of flats on the site of the 14-bed Pinewood Tower Rest Home later this year, according to the Bournemouth Echo.

Poole planning chairman councillor Peter Pawlowski said: “The committee deferred this application in order to receive information and clarification regarding the impact of new planning guidance.”

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The delay follows opposition from residents and a council planning officer report recommendation for refusal on the grounds of the loss of the care home.

The proposals are to be returned to the planning board at a later date.

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