Reepham Town Council is holding a special meeting at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 1 August to discuss the proposals to build a Co-op food store and a care home on the old station yard site in Reepham.
Representatives of Norwich-based CAM Architects will be attending the meeting, which will be held in the Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, to address any residents’ concerns and answer questions.
The development on Cawston Road/Stony Lane would comprise 290 m2 of offices, a 420 m2 convenience store, a 70-bed care home, 24 two-bedroom assisted flats, 15 two-bedroom assisted bungalows and a club house/assembly room.
In a design and access statement submitted with the plans, CAM Architects said: “The proposed development will integrate with the existing established areas, both functionally and physically.
“The bigger site presently has a large warehouse sited to its centre, which is now a retail unit known as Kerri’s Pine.
“Immediately to the north of the building is a large concrete apron, which has the existing station buildings sited on the edge between the footpath.
“This building is currently being used as a café and food/craft retail and both uses create a visitors’ attractions to this part of Reepham.
“The application proposals are designed to work in conjunction with the existing café and retail uses to offer a mix of employment and assisted residential accommodation.
“The proposal represents a high-quality development, which has taken into consideration the opportunities and constraints of the site and wider locality to ensure that the local economy is assisted in terms of commercial uses that are required within the area.
“These consist of provision of small offices for businesses wishing to trade from Reepham, a care home offering employment to about 80 people from around the town in a mix of health and administrative roles, a food store and assisted residential areas.”
The convenience store would be open seven days a week, while the nursing home would have at least 10 dementia beds.
To comment on the planning application (no. 20180963) click HERE
The plans are also available to view at the Reepham Town Council office in the Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham. Please telephone 01603 873355 to make an appointment.
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