NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014.
Proposals to convert a Wrexham daycare centre into a residential care facility have been put forward.
In an application listed on the Wrexham Council website, it is proposed to convert the Holly Bank Day Care Centre on Saxon Road into a residential care facility.
The building has been used as a Day Care centre for respite care and currently contains two sitting rooms / dining spaces, a kitchen and the appropriate toilet facilities.
However in an application put forward, it is proposed that the building is remodeled into a residential care facility which would house two additional bedrooms and internal amenity space, including en-suite wet rooms.
Currently there are 18 jobs at the daycare centre, however if the proposals are passed an additional job would be be created at the new residential care facility.
Overall it is stated with the application documents that minimal changes would be made to the external appearance of the building and will have no impact on the privacy of neighboring properties.
Within the application’s Design and Access Statement, it notes: “The revised internal arrangement will be used and incorporated into the main body of the nursing home, thus providing the needed additional rooms.
The Design and Access Statement goes onto add: “It has been found over the last two years that there has been a steady decline in the need for day and respite care, to the point that retaining the building as a day care facility has been found not to be viable. This situation in conjunction with the need for additional bedrooms and an extra bathrooms, makes the decision for change a practical and economic necessity.”
There is currently no set date as to when the proposals will go before the Council’s Planning Committee.