Green light for 68-bedroom Clitheroe care home

By Tim Aldred

16 Jan 2024

Wrightcare Developments Clitheroe

Wrightcare Developments, a new arm of the Eric Wright Group, has had plans for its first development approved - a 68-bedroom residential care home in Clitheroe.

Ribble Valley Council has approved plans for the two-wing care home on the site of the former Higher Standen Farm, near Swardean Way.

The two-storey building will include 68 bedrooms with private wetrooms, internal and external communal areas, a library or games room 'bar' area and a hair salon for residents as well as on-site parking provision.

Eric Wright Construction is expected to start work on site in Spring and complete by Summer 2025.

The Wrightcare division intends to build, retain and operate a number of new care homes in the North West in the coming years. 

Jeremy Hartley, chief executive of the Eric Wright Group said: “We’re delighted to have the green light to build our first care home in Lancashire. With an aging population and increasing instances of dementia and its associated complex needs, it is important that we ensure the provision of top-class facilities and exceptional care.

"This fits well with the ethos of the group and The Eric Wright Charitable Trust to positively contribute to the areas in which we work.”

The development is near the new Ribblesdale Primary School and a green corridor linked to new homes at the Half Penny Meadow development and is part of the Standen strategic housing site, which has been allocated by the council for mixed-use development.

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