Jobs will be created if care home is approved

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EIGHTY new jobs could be created with the building of a new nursing home in Chichester.

Colten Care, one of the south coast’s biggest care home providers, has reached agreement with ZeroC to develop land at Roussillon Barracks.

A formal planning application for the one-acre site, on the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road, is expected to be submitted within the next few months.

If approved, work on building the state-of-the-art luxury home, which will have around 75 bedrooms, could begin by early 2013.

The site was originally earmarked for either a care home or student accommodation.

Ian Hudson, managing director of Colten Care, said: ‘This is a very exciting joint venture between ZeroC and Colten Care which will lead to the establishment of our first nursing home in West Sussex.

‘We are very keen to share our plans with local residents and enter into a genuine consultation process.

‘To this extent we will be holding an exhibition shortly to showcase our proposal.’