New apartments for the over-55s approved for Mablethorpe
NEW apartments for the over 55s will now be built at a former care home in Mablethorpe.
East Lindsey District Council's planning committee approved a revised application to erect 29 apartments and a manager's apartment at the former Mablethorpe Hall Care Home on Alford Road which is to be demolished.
The application, which includes upgrading the access road and parking, was first heard in November when the committee refused it due to the overbearing impact on neighbours.
Andrew Clover, of Lincs Design Consultancy, said the revised application addresses the concerns raised by the committee.
He said the redesign has been reduced by 2.8m by changing it from a three storey building to two storey and reducing the number of apartments by one. The internal layouts have been reconfigured and balconies removed.
He said: "The proposal will provide much needed accommodation recognised through local need and includes eight low-cost apartments."
Councillor Steve O'Dare was one of the councillors who supported it.
He said: "Having attended the original site visit, I was of the opinion then that the overlooking was not a huge problem however the committee did turn it down for good reason. The developers have done a good job in addressing that."