VOTE: Crosby Hotel to be demolished to make way for care home
ONE of Scunthorpe's oldest pubs faces demolition after plans to create a new 70-bed care home were revealed.
The Crosby Hotel in Normanby Road – which also housed The Hangar venue – will be pulled down to make way for the care home if plans are given the green light by North Lincolnshire Council.
A total of 27 jobs would be created if the home plans are approved.
And it could help tackle a potential care home crisis – with North Lincolnshire's elderly population set to nearly double by 2025.
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The plans are the third major care home application in the area in recent months.
In a statement lodged with the plans, the applicant, Ladhar Group, said: "The scheme will contribute positively to the area's wider regeneration aspirations."
The statement continued: "The existing building has come to the end of its useful life and it is important in visual and economic terms that a new, appropriate use is found for the site."
The firm has care homes in the north-east of England, with others in the pipeline.
Bosses at the group say these new plans will offer the same levels of service and accommodation as their other facilities.
Mike Welton, head of planning at North Lincolnshire Council, said: "These are very early days in the application and the consultation process, which will allow the public to have their say, will run until Monday, September 13.
"We will listen to the public during this period and go on to make a decision from there.
"This application was initially received last year, but members of the planning department refused to validate the application as more information was needed.
"Now that extra detail has been supplied it has been possible to begin the consultation period."
The application is set to go before the planning committee in November.
It would see 70 en-suite bedrooms built along with dining rooms and lounges.
A hairdressing salon would also be built on site for residents.
Ladhar, which currently runs seven homes, has opened two in Yorkshire this year.
It has also started work on two purpose-built care homes in Barnsley and Sheffield – after securing £14-million of funding to expand its healthcare division.
At the time of going to press Ladhar Group was unavailable for comment.