‘Care village’ plans approved


Cornwall Care’s £15 million ‘care village’ plan for Wadebridge has been approved by county planners.

Douglas Webb
Douglas Webb

Cornwall Council has signalled the green light for 75 ‘care cottages’ clustered around a new 72-bedroom nursing home providing care and therapy for people living with dementia.

The Wadebridge scheme on a 9.37-acre site at West Hill will replace Cornwall Care’s existing nursing home at St Breock and will create 100 new jobs, in addition to the 40 employees who will transfer across from St Breock.

Additional features will include allotments, a pavilion, bowling green, gym and bistro. The landscaping will encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors for socialising, gardening and activities.

Chief executive, Douglas Webb, said: “We are delighted that outline planning consent has been given for our Wadebridge scheme which will raise the bar in terms of innovative modern care for older people in the county.

“Wadebridge ‘care village’ will be the first of its kind in Cornwall and the model for similar developments we would like to replicate in other key locations in the county.”

Cornwall Care will spend the next six months forming detailed plans before starting work in 2015.