LEADING Developer Countryside and locally based charity, St. Luke’s Hospice are bringing forward plans for a new state-of-the-art hospice and 50 high-quality family-sized homes at Malgraves Farm, Lower Dunton Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill.
Thurrock Council has identified the site as being not only suitable, but the preferred location for a new hospice and the associated development which will fund it.
The new hospice would twin with the main Fobbing Farm site of St Luke’s Hospice in central Basildon.
A new hospice will allow St. Luke’s to expand its provision of specialist multidisciplinary care for people who are facing life with, or affected by, any advanced life threatening illness, such as cancer, as well as re-locate its support services, education and administration into purpose built accommodation. The proposed new family-sized homes will be sensitively designed by Countryside, and will produce a new neighbourhood that fits in and complements the existing character of the area. These comments will be taken forward to inform the planning application.
A planning application has yet to be made to Thurrock Council and before that the applicants are inviting councillors, stakeholders and the public to come and view the plans and meet the development team.
The public consultation is taking place on:
Date: Thursday 1st May
Time: 3.30pm – 8.00pm
Location: The Fairway Suite, Langdon Golf and Country Club, Lower Dunton Road, RM14 3TY
Commenting on the proposals, Darragh Harnett, Associate Director at Countryside Properties PLC, said:
“At Countryside we’re committed to creating quality developments and more importantly places people love. The design of every home we build ensures they sit perfectly in their environment and have a real sense of place.
We want to give local people the chance to have their say on our development proposals and by taking part in this public consultation, residents can help to influence our scheme before our planning application is finalised for submission”.
Eileen Marshall, Chief Executive of St. Luke’s Hospice, added:
“Due to the high demands for our specialist services we have been looking for some while at options for a new hospice provide even better care and support to more local people.
“Before we apply for planning permission we feel it is important to show our community exactly what we’re proposing and to explain the plans, as well as giving people the opportunity to ask questions.