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Bute care home plan under threat

Plans for a 30-bed care home in Ascog with a specialist dementia care facility are at risk of being scrapped.

Plans for a 30-bed care home in Ascog with a specialist dementia care facility are at risk of being scrapped.

 

The developer behind plans for a private care home on Bute with a specialist dementia care facility is on the verge of scrapping the project.

Bute Community Council heard this week that Ian Woollcott had given Argyll and Bute Council two weeks to commit to using his proposed facility in Ascog - and that if no commitment is forthcoming Mr Woollcott will scrap his plans and submit an application to build houses on the site instead.

Community councillor Ellen Cromack told BCC’s March meeting: “I met Jim Robb [the council’s head of adult services] on February 21 and we agreed that even allowing for the number of places currently available on the island there is a need for a care home on Bute. The problem is who will pay for it.”

Planning permission for a 30-bed care home on the site was granted in August 2011.

* For more detail on this story see the March 28 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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