PLANS for a new 72-bed care home in Ferndown, which would create 70 jobs, are being recommended for approval.

Permission to build a care home with 69 beds was granted at the end of 2016 however applicant Churchgate Services said the design did not meet certain “fundamental” building standards.

A previous submission for an 80-bed facility was refused by East Dorset District Council in 2015.

Ferndown Town Council has objected to the scheme due to its concerns about the reduction in the number of parking spaces from the previously approved scheme and described the planned removal of 16 trees as “absolutely unacceptable”.

A report produced ahead of the meeting of the district council’s planning committee meeting next week, recommends that the scheme is approved.

“There are not considered to be any matters which would warrant a refusal of planning permission in this case,” it says.

“It is considered the proposal is an improvement over the extant permission in terms of design and street scape, the effect upon the amenity of adjacent occupiers and the living conditions of future occupants.”