Concerns over De Lacy House care home demolition plans in Winterton
PLANS to flatten De Lacy House in Winterton have been met with opposition from residents in the town.
Proposals are in place to demolish the existing care home and build a 16-bungalow complex for elderly people in its place.
The plans will see North Lincolnshire Homes building the £1.8million complex, with care being provided by North Lincolnshire Council.
The demolition is subject to planning permission.
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The issue was discussed at an extraordinary meeting of Winterton Town Council.
Jim Harding, chairman of Winterton Senior Citizens' Forum, has launched a campaign to save the building.
He said: "De Lacy House is the jewel in the crown of Winterton."
Winterton resident Janet Crabb, 65, whose brother is currently receiving care in De Lacy House, said: "My brother is Winterton born and bred and it would devastate him if De Lacy House closed."
The meeting was attended by representatives of North Lincolnshire Council.
Councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for people, said: "Under no circumstances will I consider any application on that site that does not meet the care for elderly residents."
Winterton Town Council is currently consulting with residents on the future of De Lacy House.
Town mayor Francesca Marritt said: "There have been concerns around the consultation and the speed in which this has gone to planning."
"We would be putting on the table a possible proposal that may differ from the one that stands at planning."
To express views to the Winterton Senior Citizen's Forum, contact Jim Harding by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org