Work has resumed on a Shropshire care home after being held up for six months following the discovery of a badger sett.
The Cleobury Hills development is being supported by £4.4m in funding from Royal Bank of Scotland.
Cleobury Hills owner Juliet Briggs, said: “Early preparation works uncovered a badger’s sett on the site of the new development so we have had to postpone building work until the badgers could be safely re-housed.
“I am pleased to say that by working alongside ecologists and Natural England we have been able to naturally relocate the badgers to another sett on a different part of the land.”
The new state of the art, 60 bed home is expected to open in April 2018 and will provide both 24 hour nursing and residential care to adults in the local and surrounding area.
The service will be provided Capulet Care, the owners of specialist care homes Perton Manor in Perton and Woodford House in Trysull in South Staffordshire.
Darren Vander, Relationship Director, Healthcare, at Royal Bank of Scotland said: “I am pleased that we have been able to support Juliet and the team with the development of Cleobury Hills. The plans for the new property are very impressive and we are looking forward to working with the team and aiding its completion next year.”