Application for a 75-bed care home at Burnham Priory – Photo 1 of 2

Public notices this week include plans for a 75-bed care home at the Priory site in Burnham.

Planning

A planning application has been submitted for a 75-bed care home on the Priory site in Burnham.

The site, in Stomp Road, currently houses a collection of office buildings as well as a listed 19th century three-storey property.

Applicant Campmoss Property Limited is seeking permission to create a new wing with room to provide ‘essential’ care home facilities.

A design and access statement submitted to Buckinghamshire Council said: ‘The buildings on the site are for office use.

“In the period following the addition of the recent extension to the Priory, which took place in 1997, there have been considerable periods of very low occupancy at the property, which has raised concerns about the sustainability long term of the listed building and the efficient use of this important site.

“Furthermore, the recent global health pandemic has caused the nature of office occupancy to change at an unprecedented rate, with a cataclysmic shift to remote and home-based working as companies use technology to enable them to continue to operate successfully in separate physical spaces. locations without the prior need to occupy a central office building full-time.

“The proposal will provide a friendlier and potentially less intense use of the site compared to the existing consented use. Additionally, it would provide a much-needed modern healthcare facility to meet the established and unmet accommodation needs of the elderly.

The application states that the new care home wing will not be visible from any public vantage point and will not affect the appreciation of the listed building on the Priory site.

To view the application, visit www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk and search for PL/22/2672/FA in the planning portal.

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Jack C. Nugent