RESIDENTS will have the chance to view plans for a proposed new care home at a former park and ride site in Worcester,

Care developer Prime is planning to build an 80-bed care home at the site, and the firm is inviting residents to come and see.

Residents will be allowed to come and see the proposals this week and representatives from Prime will be on hand to answer questions.

The drop-in event is open to everyone and will take place at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Bilford Road on Thursday, November 28 from 3pm to 7pm.

Bob Smaylen, development director for Prime, said: “Using our expertise in community care facilities we have developed a proposal which addresses the undersupply of high-quality care home places in Worcester.

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“We are looking forward to sharing these plans with local residents and hearing their feedback on the design.”

Earlier this year, Worcester City Council put the remaining two acres of the former Perdiswell Park and Ride, which closed five years ago, up for development.

They had already sold more than half of the land to the government for the building of the new North Worcester Primary Academy, which opened in September.

The land had not been included for development in the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) but a number of uses were suggested by the council including possible housing, leisure, offices and retail facilities.

Perdiswell park and ride closed in September 2014 and at one point the bill for keeping it secure was costing taxpayers £3,000 a month.

The closure was part of £1.6 million of public transport cuts by the county council.