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Plans to transform former Edenside Care Home submitted to council


The Oaklea Trust has announced that they have now submitted revised plans to Eden District Council regarding their desire to transform the former Edenside Care Home in Appleby.

Alex Wolfenden, Operations Director and Project Lead on Edenside for Oaklea said: “After a significant consultation with the Environment Agency, technical specialists Curtins and the local community; the final revision of our plans to transform the former Edenside Care Home into 18 Extra Care apartments has now been submitted to Eden District Council for planning permission.

“We have worked hard to ensure our proposal provides a re-modelling of the disused site with a quality design, meeting the significant need for extra care housing in the district and embracing the enthusiastic positive feedback we have received from the local community.”

The submission follows pre-planning application consultations this summer with Eden District Council and the Environment Agency regarding the development of Edenside, the site of a former Residential Care Home in Appleby.

Edenside closed in December 2015 due to flooding during Storm Desmond and with the backing and support of the local community The Oaklea Trust purchased the site in Autumn 2018 with the aim of providing much needed Extra Care Accommodation for local residents.

The plans include 18 apartments around an internal courtyard providing both independence and a community feel. The plans also need to incorporate flood resilience measures.

The Oaklea Trust has already held two public meetings in 2019, including a very interactive workshop style event, to gather ideas and preferences which have contributed to the design.

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