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Dundee residents voice opposition to care home plans

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Dundee residents have voiced their concerns over plans for a multi-million pound care home.

The plans submitted by Care UK would entail demolishing a 19th century restaurant in Broughty Ferry to make way for a 70-bed care home.

One resident told the Evening Telegraph: “It certainly will be a big change in the area. I thought it was a listed building, and they’d have to leave the outer shell and gut the inside, but I guess they’re going to take the whole thing down.

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“I suppose it’s always useful to have a place for older people, but what’s going to happen to the trees and the shrubs?”

Another resident commented: “Any disruption is a concern for us here. All the cars going in and out and construction.

“It’s going to be a bit of a disruption and a shame to lose something that’s been there for such a long time and is so old.”

A Care UK spokesperson said: “If this development goes ahead this will be our first home in the Dundee area although we do have a strong track record in Scotland, including three very successful new homes in Edinburgh. At the moment, our involvement is still subject to us gaining planning consent from the local authority.  If permission is granted, the home we want to build will have places for up to 70 older people including those with dementia.   Once fully up and running, a home of this size will create around a hundred new jobs – a mixture of full and part time roles.”

CHP has contacted Dundee City Council for a statement.

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