Information from Craven District Council
The Council has been told that the intended use for the property is Class C3(b) ) for 6 residents to dwell within the property together with their own bedroom and shared facilities and the provision of support where required.
In planning terms there is no proposed change of use that requires permission from Craven District Council – the proposed use remains a Class C3 dwellinghouse.
Please see below extract from the Use Classes:
- C1 Hotels - Hotels, boarding and guest houses where no significant element of care is provided (excludes hostels)
- C2 Residential institutions - Residential care homes, hospitals, nursing homes, boarding schools, residential colleges and training centres
- C2A Secure Residential Institution - Use for a provision of secure residential accommodation, including use as a prison, young offenders institution, detention centre, secure training centre, custody centre, short term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation or use as a military barracks
- C3 Dwellinghouses - This class is formed of three parts
- C3(a) covers use by a single person or a family (a couple whether married or not, a person related to one another with members of the family of one of the couple to be treated as members of the family of the other), an employer and certain domestic employees (such as an au pair, nanny, nurse, governess, servant, chauffeur, gardener, secretary and personal assistant), a carer and the person receiving the care and a foster parent and foster child
- C3(b) covers up to six people living together as a single household and receiving care e.g. supported housing schemes such as those for people with learning disabilities or mental health problems
- C3(c) allows for groups of people (up to six) living together as a single household. This allows for those groupings that do not fall within the C4 HMO definition, but which fell within the previous C3 use class, to be provided for i.e. a small religious community may fall into this section as could a homeowner who is living with a lodger
- C4 Houses in multiple occupation - Small shared houses occupied by between three and six unrelated individuals, as their only or main residence, who share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom.
Information received from the Regional Director, Elysium Health Care is as follows.
Beech Grove will specifically support 6 people with long term mental health needs. The people who will use the service are safely able to live within a community home environment but need some help with their daily living skills to maintain their independence.
Depending on specific needs some people will be able to access the community on their own and others will need the help of support staff. The overwhelming reason people are supported to access the community is because of their own vulnerability and ability to keep themselves safe.
Our community houses are designed for people who no longer require support in a hospital setting but require ongoing support to help them to progress into a more independent setting, i.e. their own flat/house, hence needing further help with daily living skills. By having staff on site, we can support their everyday needs and hopefully help them move back to their own homes. Our skilled team are there to give each person all the help and support they need in a safe supporting setting.
Enquiries please contact: [email protected]