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Care Home 'like an office block on a business park' rejected by Town Council's Planning Committee

Plans to build a 64-bed care home in St Michael’s were rejected by Tenterden Town Council’s planning committee last night (Monday, 5 July).

The developers, Aspire, were seeking to build the home on a brownfield site, just past St Michael’s & All Angels Church, catering for the very elderly and dementia patients.

However, planning committee chairman Cllr John Crawford councillors said that the proposed building looked like “an office block on a business park”.

The application was refused on several grounds, including putting disproportionate pressure on local medical services; that there were five other local care homes providing similar services; harm to biodiversity; road access; the negative impact on the ancient Roman road; and that it would contravene the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan.