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Specialist developers join forces for housing and care home project

Two developers with specialist experience in the health and social care sector have revealed multimillion-pound plans for a new residential home and 14 houses in an expanding East Yorkshire market town.

LNT Care Developments of Leeds and Beverley-based Lovel Developments have submitted two applications covering the project on a 1.37-acre site in Market Weighton which is earmarked for development.

Lovel has already delivered a scheme to provide 49 new homes and a new health centre which opened in 2014 next to site of the proposed development. 

The company is also leading a housing and health project in Anlaby, where a new NHS medical centre will open early next year alongside 287 new houses which were completed in 2020 and a new building for the Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, which opened in 2016.

LNT has developed approximately 135 care homes since 2005 in a number of locations, most recently in York, Corby, and Boston, Lincolnshire.

The company works in partnership with clients and its in-house operating business – Ideal Carehomes – to develop and design homes which have proven capability in delivering top quality care. 

The proposed development will provide a two-storey, 66-bed care home offering residential and dementia care to the west of the medical centre in Medforth Street. Once operational the £7m home is expected to create up to 60 jobs with facilities including a cinema, hair salon, tea room and various lounges and dining options.

The 14 houses will be a mix of two and three-bedroom plus two single bedroom apartments.

The development is planned as a sustainable urban extension to Market Weighton. Access once completed will be via Medforth Street but construction traffic will only use a temporary route through Becklands Park industrial estate. LNT has also drawn up a travel plan for the care home.

Jo Kemp, Senior Planning Manager at LNT, said: “Our travel plan draws on the experience we have built up from our many care home projects around the country and has been adapted to suit this specific location.

“As part of our commitment to sustainability the care home will also benefit from both solar photovoltaic panels and a ground source heat pump, meaning that over 60 per cent of the home’s energy will come from renewable sources. 

“As the UK’s leading residential care home developer, our  mission is to provide every elderly person in the UK with a quality place to live. We believe everyone deserves person-centred care in a home that is fit for purpose and all of the homes built by LNT which are operated by Ideal Carehomes are rated either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.”

Philip Lovel, Managing Director of Lovel Developments, said: “Our previous project brought improvements to Market Weighton with a modern health centre and 49 good quality homes.

“We intend to take a similar approach to this development, keeping construction traffic away from residential areas and supporting the expansion of the community by delivering more good quality housing and a care home built and operated to the highest standards.”

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