The final deadline is 31 January for comments or objections to the change of use from an elderly residential care home into a house in multiple occupation for 21 students. This follows an earlier post on the ECHO Website
To date, over 340 people have signed a petition against the planning application for a change of use for the Beechwood Gardens care home in Rochester Road. Of the households directly affected, 93.4% could be contacted and, of these, an overwhelming 93.6% have already signed this petition, which is soon to be delivered to the city council.
Many local residents have raised their concerns on the grounds of inappropriate development in a residential area, over-development of the site with a significant increase in vehicle, traffic problems or noise, none of which are associated with the care home at present, while, of course, we as a society need elderly care homes.
Residents of this part of Earlsdon are looking for support from others who care about this change in the character of local neighbourhoods. Response may be via your local councillors:
or your MP:
or by commenting on planning application number FUL/2016/2994 for 71-73 Rochester Road:
If you share these concerns we urge you to write without delay.