Green Light For Middle Lane Extra Care Scheme
Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee have given the green light to build 70 extra care apartments on the Middle Lane site in Denbigh.
application was submitted by Grwp Cynefin, the housing association chosen by Denbighshire to draw up proposals for an extra care scheme in the town.
application details included the demolition of the existing Middle Lane school buildings, the creation of 70 accommodation units and a community living unit.
accommodation will consist of 42 two bedroom and 28 one bedroom apartments for people with extra care and supported living needs and a community living space for four individuals who need more formal care and support. Communal facilities will be provided in the main extra care building, including catering facilities in a café to assist those less able to prepare meals and to offer residents the chance to eat together.
Gilroy, Head of Community Support Services, said: “Extra care schemes have proved extremely popular in Denbighshire, as they allow people to continue living independently in their own homes, with the reassurance that help and support is available 24 hours a day, should people need it.
“The scheme at Pentre Canol aims to provide top quality extra care service for residents of Denbigh and surrounding communities; the facilities are close to the town centre amenities and there are regular public transport services in and out of the town.
“This project is a prime example of great partnership working. The Council has worked closely with Grwp Cynefin to develop these proposals into a fit for purpose facility that meets the needs of older people in our community. This is a significant milestone in the on-going development of extra care in Denbighshire”.
Dafis, Grwp Cynefin's Regeneration Services Director added: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Denbighshire County Council on the regeneration of this site, which will provide much needed housing for older people in Denbigh.
“We will also be working with the local community to ensure the wider community benefits of the scheme are maximised."
Trip to Parliament
On Friday, Dr James Davies, MP for the Vale of Clwyd, welcomed constituents to the Houses of Parliament.
Over 50 people were given a guided tour of Parliament and then joined Dr Davies in the Jubilee Room for refreshments and a question and answer session.
The tour included Westminster Hall, Central Lobby, the Commons Chamber, the Lords Chamber, the Royal robing room and the Terrace.
Dr James Davies MP said: “This was the first trip we have organised and I was thrilled to welcome so many people from across the constituency to visit Parliament and to show them around. I would like to thank everyone who attended. I would also like to thank Voel Coaches for helping to make it possible.”
Due to the success of the trip, another trip will be planned in September.
Eirlys Rawson, Secretary of St. Asaph Football Club said "It was a wonderful opportunity and thoroughly enjoyable visit to the Houses of Parliament last week. Invited by our local MP, Dr. James Davies, we had the privilege of a guided tour of this architecturally stunning building, both inside and out, steeped in history and traditions. Thanks to James and all his staff for their time and hospitality."