East Herts Council Planning Committee approved the planning application on 11th January 2017 for the care home. The facility will provide residential and dementia care for those aged over 65 years.
Construction is due to start February 2017 and a predicted completion date for January 2018. Once complete, the home will be a strong community facility, integrating with the nearby local facilities of shops, churches and schools. It will provide outstanding accommodation with fully en-suite bedrooms, spacious communal areas, and state-of-the-art amenities including a cinema, library, garden room and tea shop, all surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
The home is designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia. The home is designed to best enable the delivery of quality care and provide a positive lifestyle choice for local people who may be frail, elderly or living with dementia.
Christine Cooper, Project Director at LNT Care Developments, said:
“We are delighted to be building such a fantastic care home for Oakdale. It is also great news for Buntingford, creating 50 jobs in the local area and providing a high quality resource for elderly people in the local community. The facility will incorporate intelligent dementia design and be eco-friendly by benefitting from ground source heat pumps, solar thermal panels and LED lighting keeping utility costs low.”
Chris Babington, Director at Oakdale Care Group said:
“We are delighted to get planning approved for the fourth home in the Oakdale family and we are looking forward to starting this exciting development with our trusted partners, LNT Construction. Buntingford’s picturesque location along with its access to local amenities means it is a perfect fit with Oakdale’s high standards of delivering outstanding quality care in exceptional