UPDATE! Planning Application to Build 65-bed care Home in St Mary’s Lane Refused

A Planning Application to build a 65-bed Residential Care Home, along with a Brain Injury Unit, on the former Ruskins site in St Mary’s Lane (land between Coopers School and The Chase) has been refused by the Council on the grounds of not being appropriate in the Green Belt, harmful impact on character, openness and appearance of the area. The full reasons for refusal can be found HERE.

The site, which is designated Green Belt Land, occupies an area of two hectares. The applicants stated that the Care Home would employ an overall roll of 60 staff with a further 35 in the Brain Injury Unit. The applicant also proposed to provide 31 car parking spaces, including two disabled bays.

Details of the original application (P0125.17), Plans, Travel Plans and an opportunity to lodge an official comment/representation on the proposal can be found HERE

The Upminster & Cranham Residents’ Association would like to thank all those who registered their views and are very pleased that the openness of our Green Belt continues to be recognised and protected.

  1. Grounds for refusal are absolutely rubbish when taken into consideration of other developments, obviously there was no backhanders available in this !! We need care homes etc like this especially as it seems many of the councils planning department staff have lost their marbles!

  2. Totally disagree .The area is Green Belt

  3. Green belt it is, Green belt it should stay.

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