Development plan announced for vacant Burgh Hall care home site

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A HISTORIC building and grounds in Burgh le Marsh could soon be redeveloped into luxury accommodation.

Developers, Majesticare, want to create 10 self contained apartments, two semi detached bungalows each with an attached single garage and two bungalows with single garages at the former site of Burgh Hall Residential Care Home.

Burgh Hall was built in 1840 by Sir George William Craufurd, who was the third Baronet of Craufurd.

The premises formerly ran as residential care home until 2007, when it was closed and purchased by Majesticare who recently put in a detailed planning application to East Lindsey District Council.

Majesticare specialise in luxury care homes and own 17 all over the country. They cater for residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly.

Steve Oakes, one of the director’s for Majesticare, said: “We bought the care home back in 2007. The buildings were not suitable to be used as a care home now days so we decided to bring the building back into use again. Part of the development will include retaining the character of the building and celebrating Burgh. No work will be done to the exterior, mainly the internal configuration.

“There has been a number of security issues on the premises and it backs onto a school, so we have kept security on site. We feel this is the best use to bring the building back to life again.

“Burgh Hall has strong associations with the area and an auspicious past we would like to continue this in the future.”

Developers state that the hall is likely to retain a similar name if planners give the proposals the go ahead.

A public meeting to hear residents’ views on the proposals for the residential development at Burgh Hall will be held on Thursday April 28 at 7pm in the Wesley Community Room at the Methodist Church in Jackson’s Lane, Burgh Le Marsh.

There will also be planning committee meeting of the town council to consider the application which will immediately follow the public meeting starting at 7.30pm.