A BOARDED-UP pub could be demolished to make way for a 70-bed care home, which developers say will bring a haul of new jobs with it.

The Spring Meadow in Mulberry Tree Hill, Droitwich – which has been closed since 2014 – will be bulldozed if Wychavon District Council approve Frontier Estates Ltd’s plans at a planning meeting on Thursday.

The proposed care home will be spread across three floors, including a cafe, hair salon, cinema, activity space and gym, and could see up to 70 jobs created.

County councillor Richard Morris, representing Droitwich West, called the plans a “good solution” and said the old pub building is looking “decrepit and doesn’t support the area as it is”.

He went on to praise the developers for taking on board residents’ feedback, including adding a public function room to the proposed new facility.

“The developers have been very good consulting with the public in what they wanted there,” he said.

“I asked for a function room because there is nowhere to run public meetings in the area, and they have supported that.

He said the developers “have looked at the landscaping and visibility in the area, but what we need is something happening”.

“The development will be an improvement.”

Cllr Morris said: “It would have been great if it could remain as a functioning public house or amenity for residents, but a pub didn’t seem viable. The care home is a good solution.”

“But it is up to the planning committee. They will decide it,” he added.

The current part single, part two-storey structure was built in the 1980s.

The developers say full-time and part-time jobs will be created in admin, maintenance, care and management.