Care home could be bulldozed for flats

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A CARE home could be demolished to make way for 25 affordable homes.

Guinness Hermitage, a housing association in Havant, has applied to redevelop the site of Mary Rose House, in Woolston Road, Warren Park.

The plans are for 15 three-bedroom homes, four one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats on the site, which is just over an acre.

A new access would be built from Woolston Road.

The care home, owned by the NHS, has looked after people with learning disabilities for many years.

But the need for it is reducing as more people are being supported in their own homes.

The planning report states: ‘There has been a two-year project throughout Hampshire to provide the former residents of Mary Rose House with independent accommodation through “supported living”.’

If approved, developers say they would provide £26,000 for improving play areas.

Havant Borough Council expect to make a decision by the end of August.