Go-ahead to convert Calderdale nursing home into new children's facility

A nursing home in a  Calderdale village can become a children’s home, planners have decided.

By John Greenwood - Local Democracy Reporter
Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 9:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 9:03 am

Calderdale Council planners have decided proposals to change a nursing home to a children’s home at Cloughside House, Peel Cottage Road, Walsden, can be allowed.

They agreed that Mr Usman Malik, of Cheshire-based Pro2Care Ltd’s proposed change of use of the building would be lawful.

Public consultation was not required, as this is not a planning application where the merits of the case are considered, say officers.

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No letters of objection, support or representation have been received about the proposals, they said.

An application for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) does not assess the merits of a development, but whether, as in this case, the proposed development would require planning permission or not.

Information provided by the applicant stated the existing use is that of a nursing home which falls under use Class C2.

The proposed use is to change to a children’s home for up to six children.

Planners considered the proposed use would still fall under use Class C2 and as such there is not considered to be a change of use permission required and the proposal is permitted development under the terms of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

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