A planning application has been submitted to build a substantial private care home on 5 Winton Drive in my Ward, but access will be via Winton Loan.
I don’t doubt that this 62 bed enterprise will be commercially viable, but it will have significant impact on the area. My concerns are:
- Traffic impacts.
- The size and scale of what’s proposed is not in-keeping with the area and its semi-rural suburban residential setting.
- It represents overdevelopment of the site.
- It will be damaging to the Morton Mains conservation area (which is literally across the road), and make the development of the greenbelt there more likely.
Details are linked here, and comments must be submitted by the 17th of June.
I have spoken to Ian Murray MP, and he will write to local residents to make them aware of the application. Local residents have setup a Facebook page where people can exchange views on the subject.