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Eleven new homes on site of former care home in Winchester
10:50am Sunday 12th January 2014 in News
ELEVEN new homes are to be built on the site of a former care home for the elderly in Winchester.
They will replace the dilapidated Woolverston – a complex consisting of 47 studio and one-bedroom flats and two bungalows – on Bereweeke Road.
Civic chiefs have given planning permission for the houses which range in size from two bedrooms to six- and seven-bedroom mansions.
Fifteen objections were received by the city council about the plan.
Resident Karen Barratt argued that the site could be better used, querying the proposed three six- and seven-bedroom houses planned for the land.
She said: “How many more millionaires does Winchester want?”
Objections did not sway the councillors, who agreed to the build, however.
In his summary, Cllr Barry Lipscomb, said: “What we have before us today is a [proposal] by a reputable firm designed by a nationally respected firm of architects and I cannot see this will do anything other than make a positive contribution to the area.”
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