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Plans to change the use of a residential home to a care home for young people at Hawton Road, Newark have been supported by Newark Town Council





Plans to change the use of a residential home to a care home for young people have been supported by a council.

The application for the property at Hawton Road, Newark is planned to be home for a maximum of two young people at any time.

The young people will have a minimum of two and, a maximum of three staff working through the hours of 8am to 10pm and overnight two staff members will sleep at home.

Newark Town Hall
Newark Town Hall

The property’s driveway includes three parking spaces and there will be two vehicles at the property overnight.

Nottinghamshire County Council highways objected to the planning application based on a lack of parking spaces.

They said that the proposed use would therefore have a shortfall of three car parking spaces, giving rise to a risk of on-street car parking which would be detrimental to highway safety and the existing driveway has no turning space meaning vehicles parked in tandem would have to reverse into or out of the site.

Newark Town Council planning committee chairman Lisa Geary said: “We want to support the community care and we need to appeal to people to park sensibly in the local area.”

The application was supported by Newark Town Council planning committee and a final decision will be made at the next Newark and Sherwood District Council planning meeting.



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