Conservatives in Tettenhall have spoken up against the expansion of a care home in Wrottesley Road which, residents have complained, would turn the site into a major commercial development in the middle of an otherwise purely residential area.
A planning application has been submitted for Wrottesley House which would add a single-storey extension to the existing home and a two-storey link extension to the neighbouring property, which would also become a new part of the home.
Tettenhall Regis Conservative Councillor Barry Findlay said the development would virtually double the size of the existing care facility, for which the site is wholly unsuited. "This is a very large commercial development which would be detrimental to this predominantly residential area. Most of the neighbouring residential properties are very close to the site, and the extra traffic that the site would generate would lead to massive disturbance, as well as car parking problems."
Councillor Findlay added that he had already written to City planners objecting to the application on behalf of residents.
"We have no problem with care homes, but they need to be suited to the area. This proposal would clearly be over-development of the site."
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Councillor BARRY FINDLAY