Permission sought for dementia care home

PUBLISHED: 09:45 30 May 2014

The proposed new 60-bed dementia care home at 28 Cranford Avenue. Picture by Paul Humphries Architects.

The proposed new 60-bed dementia care home at 28 Cranford Avenue. Picture by Paul Humphries Architects.

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A new 60-bed dementia care home has been proposed for Exmouth.

Ray and Gina Kerler-Lovegrove, who run Manor Lodge Residential Home and Premier Community Services, have applied for planning permission for the new home, at 28 Cranford Avenue.

They say the privately-owned project, which will run alongside their existing businesses, will provide much-needed dementia care, with the potential loss of Devon County Council’s Davey Court and other dementia beds in the town, and will initially create around 40 jobs, with more potentially to follow.

Gina Kerler-Lovegrove said: “It’s very early stages for us. The plans are specialised and sympathetic to the Avenues. It will be a tranquil environment for people with dementia.

“We have an aging population, other places are closing, and there is a need for dementia care. From the enquiries we get, a lot of people want dementia homes. It’s about investing in the community and investing in Exmouth.”

The planning application states that the proposal: “…aims to provide the Avenues with sustainable contemporary dementia care with nursing accommodation of quality and distinction which retains and enhances the character of its surrounding urban street context and special Avenues character of landscape.”

Andrew Long, chartered architect at Paul Humphries Architects, said: “We are an award-winning design-led practice with an accomplished reputation for nursing homes in sensitive residential sites. We are delighted to be involved with the scheme.”

Already giving his backing to the project is East Devon MP Hugo Swire.

He said: “I am very supportive of this. It is a very exciting proposal.

“We have a real need to address this issue of dementia. It is now an international crisis and it seems to me that this sort of well designed development would be greatly of benefit to Exmouth.

“It’s not for me to decide on planning permission, but I am very supportive.”

East Devon District Council will rule on planning permission.

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