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Council to consider proposals for new Cookstown care home

A planning application has been submitted to Mid Ulster District Council’s planning committee to establish a care home on Cookstown’s Burn Road.

The proposal, submitted by McGurk Architects on behalf of Fairhill Construction, will if approved see a three storey, 28 bed care home with four supported living units, associated car parking and landscaping built at 17 Burn Road.

The application form notes the site is currently in use as “residential; two storey derelict building” and, if approved, the current buildings on the site will be demolished.

The new building will have a floor space of 1,737m2, 50m2 of which will be used for offices, 85m2 for storage and 1,602m2 for ancillary purposes.

The report also notes the number of cars entering the premises on a daily basis will increase with 10 staff vehicles, 10 visitor vehicles and one goods vehicle anticipated to arrive at the premises on a daily basis.

As a result, the number of people visiting the site is also set to increase with 11 employees and two others expected to attend on a daily basis.

The application was lodged on Tuesday, February 23, and validated on Thursday, February 25, and will be advertised until Tuesday, March 23.

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