New Care has received planning consent for two £15m care centres in Stockport.
The approval covers a 71-bed care home in Bramhall and a 68-bed facility in Cheadle.
CEO at New Care, Chris McGoff, said: “We are committed to bringing our award-winning care facilities to areas of the UK with an identified and well-documented need. The care crisis in Stockport is escalating; seven care homes have closed in the last two years resulting in the loss of 151 beds and we are pleased to help address this by delivering 139 new beds to the area.”
Each of the homes will included en-suite wet rooms, communal lounges, fine dining rooms, spa assisted bathrooms, a hair salon, nail bar and landscaped gardens.
The services will offer residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, enhanced by a meaningful programme of daily activities and excursions.
Plans for the home in Cheadle, which is on the site of a former pub, were unanimously approved by the council despite some local opposition to the proposal from the local community because of a potential loss of light, loss of privacy and impact on parking.
A council investigation found that the site’s impact on daylight, sunlight and overshadowing “would not be unacceptable” and the building was not “out of character within this urban environment”.
Councillor John Taylor stressed that the council had done everything possible to take residents’ concerns into consideration while making its decision.