CONCERNING the article in the Northwich Guardian, July 19 edition, about your interview with Chris McGoff of New Care and his proposed development of a twostorey 70-bedroom care home along with five two-storey detached houses in Hartford.

What the interview failed to mention is that the objectors listed and explained the very many instances where we believe the proposal fails to meet the requirements of the Hartford Neighbourhood Plan, Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan, National Policy Planning Framework and Vale Royal Local Plan.

The objectors have also pointed out that the design plans for the New Care proposal clearly indicate that the height of design is such that the proposed care home has the inbuilt capability to increase the number of inhabitable storeys from two to three at a future date.

The objectors highlighted that the old Co-Op supermarket site in Northwich town centre could be a suitable site for this proposal.

A multi-storey care home could be built on this site, that already has adequate access for supply truck and van deliveries and car parking.

This site is served by all the local bus routes and Northwich Railway Station (all within short distances).

It would attract care home staff from Northwich and its surrounding communities catchment area.

It would be adjacent to both the Danebridge and Watling Street GP surgeries, close to town centre shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cinema, library, dentists etc, which are all easily reached via footpaths and an underpass.

It is also close to a pleasant riverside walk/mobility scooter path that leads to Vickersway Park.

This park has pleasant flowerbeds and paths. It also provides bowls, putting and crazy golf facilities, amongst many other things.

Furthermore, such a large home care with its contingent of staff, residents and visitors would spend money in the town and this would significantly help the Northwich Town Centre Regeneration Plan.

David Bray Hartford