PLANS to build a new 80-bed care home on the edge of the city have been revealed.

Northwick Developments Ltd has put forward a plan to build a two-storey £9 million care home off Northwick Road in Northwick near Worcester.

The care home would bring 48 new jobs, according to a statement included with the application.

A total of 39 car parking spaces would also be built.

The care home would be accessed from Northwick Road with paths for pedestrians built to the south east and north east of the land.

The land lies outside the development boundary stated within the current South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) but has been put forward for potential development as part of the ongoing SWDP review.

The proposed care home would be built near to land on Old Northwick Farm earmarked for 62 affordable homes as part of a controversial planning application currently in the midst of an appeal with the government's planning inspectorate.

Worcester City Council's planning committee rejected the plan over fears the site would flood and because of a lack of public transport serving the homes.

Whilst the plan by social housing provider Stonewater to build the homes was put forward to planners at Worcester City Council, the decision on whether the care home would be built or not would be left to Wychavon District Council

A statement included with the application said the council's own assessment of housing need showed that a care home was required in the area.

It said: "This evidence is based upon demographic changes whereby there is generally an aging population and the proportion of older people in this area is higher than average."

The plans can be viewed via the planning section of Wychavon District Council's website. Consultation ends on March 12. The application number is 20/00234/OUT.