Expansion plans for Lanark’s Beechgrove Care Home

Plans submitted... for Beechgrove expansion
Plans submitted... for Beechgrove expansion

A PLAN to double in size what is already one of Clydesdale’s biggest care homes for the elderly has been unveiled.

An application for planning permission has been lodged with South Lanarkshire Council by Beechgrove Care Home, near Caldwellside on the edge of Lanark, to build accommodation for a further 61 residents.

The current building, constructed around a decade ago, is home to 70 mainly elderly residents.

This application comes hard on the heels of one to build an old folks home of a similar size on a vacant site near Cleghorn.

There is no timescale for the Beechgrove expansion but a spokeswoman for the home told the Gazette that it was likely that the extra accommodation would be in a separate building adjacent to the existing one on the Caldwellside site rather than an extension of the existing building.

She added that she hoped that the expansion would bring a solution to a long-running problem, that of the lack of a bus stop for relatives and friends of residents to use when visiting the home.

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