Disgust At Derby Nursing Home’s Go Ahead

Angry homeowners last night branded a decision by councillors to allow a nursing home to be built in Littleover a “disgrace”.

Livlife (UK), which runs three other nursing homes in the city, was given permission to demolish a bungalow in Burton Road and build the 28-bedroom home.

Derby City Council’s planning control committee last night gave the scheme the go-ahead despite having received 75 letters of objection.

Speaking at the meeting, Anne Jervis, of Lime Walk, urged councillors to reject the plans.

“It looks like a campsite toilet block,” she said.

The decision was greeted with shouts of “it’s a disgrace” and “shameful” from the public gallery. Councillors had refused plans by Livlife (UK) for a 30-bedroom care home on the site last year because of concerns over drainage.

The company then reduced the height of the building and said it would pump water to the main Burton Road sewer, as well as harvesting rainwater so it did not overload the drainage system.