David Morris MP has met with his constituents in Bare to support their campaign objecting to a change of usage proposal which has been submitted to Lancaster City Council. This proposal is to change a residential property into a residential care home for 16-18 year olds.
Residents in Bare contacted David Morris MP to ask him to support the objection to this proposal which would take a residential property off the market in a highly popular residential area.
Residents are concerned that the proposals have been drawn up hastily and vastly underestimate the number of staff members that would be required to and have not taken into account the number of parking spaces that would be required for such a facility.
There is also concern that there is no local need for such a home as Lancashire County Council have previously said they do not usually use these kinds of individual home facilities and do not have any demand for places.
David Morris MP said:
‘I fully support the concerns of my Constituents and have submitted a letter of objection to this proposal. This type of accommodation is not needed or used by Local people in the Lancashire County Council area and is totally inappropriate in an area full of elderly people.
The plans that have been submitted are not detailed and do not take into account even basic requirements like appropriate staffing for such a facility or parking. Notwithstanding the fact that this property is in an area where the demand for housing is great and bids for properties largely outnumber the number of available properties.
I trust that the Council will look at the facts of this case and see that this application should be refused’