CARE home bosses say their plans for a 60-bedroom home in Wilmslow would have more than enough parking.

The company sought to reassure residents in the wake of parking concerns from people who attended a public display of the plans on Monday.

The home is earmarked for 107 to 109 Manchester Road, and would be built and operated by Care UK, an independent provider of health and social care.

The home would provide a mixture of residential, dementia and nursing care, and create 60 full-time equivalent jobs.

The site earmarked for the care home is occupied by two detached houses.

The public exhibition at Wilmslow Parish Hall was aimed at seeking feedback from residents on the care home plans, and 52 people attended.

A company spokesman said: “There was support for the appearance of the proposed home and how the architects have come up with a design that helps it to blend into the surroundings.

“The matter raised most commonly by local people was parking. They were concerned that the care home could generate additional parking on the road.

“Care UK representatives and their consultants were able to share details of how the new home will have 25 designated parking spaces on site at the front of the building as well as providing secure cycle parking.

“Experience at other Care UK sites has shown that, for a home of this size, the 25 vehicle parking spaces would be more than adequate for colleague and visitor parking, particularly as it is expected that many of the team members will live locally and be able to walk, cycle or take public transport to work.”

David Gannon from Care UK’s property and development team who attended the event said: “I would like to thank all those people who came along to our event on Monday.

“We are very excited about becoming part of the community of Wilmslow and welcoming around 60 new colleagues from the local area to join the Care UK family.

“We have identified a clear need for high quality care home places in Wilmslow, and I believe our chosen site on Manchester road offers an excellent opportunity for Care UK to provide an attractive and sustainable purpose-built care home which is within walking distance of the town centre and is only expected to generate low levels of traffic.”

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Care UK is reviewing its proposals, and hopes to submit a planning application for the proposed care home to Cheshire East Council by the middle of March.

Care UK has been delivering health and social care services throughout the UK for more than 30 years, and has more than 110 care homes.