New jobs and new use for Crosby Hotel site in Scunthorpe as demolition is given the go-ahead
The Crosby Hotel in Scunthorpe can be knocked down to make way for health development with 60 jobs, planners have agreed.
Planning permission has now been granted to Majara Care Homes, of Scunthorpe, by North Lincolnshire Council.
The authority has approved an application to build a 56 bedroom specialist care and dementia facility and a block of six flats for
intermediate care, with associated parking and landscaping.
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The scheme including demolition of the disused Crosby hostelry, on Normanby Road.
Conditions have been imposed so demolition and construction work is limited to 8am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.
A council planning report, recommending the granting of permission, concluded: "The development is providing an important community facility for an element of the elderly in society.
"Conversion of the existing building has been confirmed to have been unviable due to structural problems and damp issues."
One letter of objection against the scheme was received by the council, suggesting that although the current building is an eyesore, "it is shame they cannot adapt it for their use."
The objector drew a parallel with the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe and suggested keeping part of the original frontage of the Crosby Hotel "would be more in keeping with the area."
Approval to knock down the Crosby Hotel follows the recent demolition of Brigg's Ancholme Inn.
Plans to knock down the Poacher, in Scunthorpe, and Barton's Carnival Inn, are also under consideration at the moment, with redevelopment of the sites for other purposes.