60-bed care home planned for Brechin
Plans have been put forward for a 60-bed care home plans put forward for site in Brechin.
Care home developer Simply UK has set its sights on the one-time granary on Park Road.
The company said the development could bring almost 20 new jobs to the town.
Plans lodged with Angus Council propose a U-shaped building, with access from Park Road. It would be two storeys to the north, and three storeys to the south to take in the sloping nature of the land.
The proposal includes 27 car parking spaces for staff and visitors.
In their planning submission, Simply stated: “The redevelopment of the application site for a care home facility does not, in our opinion, conflict with any elements of the development strategy for Angus insofar as it relates to Brechin.
“Infact, the proposal gains substantial support from the strategy in that it involves the redevelopment of a vacant, underused and derelict brownfield site, which in its present condition detracts significantly from the character and appearance of the area.
“It creates a much-needed facility in the town and it will create a significant number of job opportunities.”
The site was the subject of a range of residential development plans over the year ranging from five to 13 houses.
In July 2009, Angus councillors approved a bid for eight homes on the land.
The planning permission was renewed at the start of 2016 and remains live.