Plans to build 33 homes where Kingswood Park Care Home once stood
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PLANS have been drawn up to build 33 affordable homes on the site of a former March residential home.
The Sanctuary Group have applied to Fenland District Council to build the homes on land south of Kingswood Road, March, where Kingswood Park Care Home once stood.
The residential home, which housed many dementia sufferers, was controversially closed by the Methodist Housing Association and Sanctuary Group, who owned the property, in October 2011, despite a major campaign from families, residents and day care users to keep it open.
A petition gathered nearly 1,700 signatures in less than two weeks but the closure went ahead.
Forty elderly people lost their home and staff were made redundant or re-deployed.
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The building has since been demolished.
The proposed development will be accessed by Kingswood Road and the homes, which will each have parking spaces, will be connected to a ring road in the centre of the site.
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The Sanctuary Group is a national housing and care provider, managing more than 94,000 homes throughout England and Scotland.