REVISED plans for a new dementia care complex in Southbourne have been approved.

An amalgamation of two previously supported schemes, the Aucklands Care development will provide 29 care beds.

BCP Council granted planning permission on Friday (June 14) saying that its concerns had been addressed through revisions.

The approved proposals will see the construction of three bungalows behind 13 and 15 Seafield Road completed as well as two three-storey blocks closer to the road.

Company owner Lynn Hart said it would provide support to people with the most advanced dementia.

In a letter submitted with the application, she said: “We only take residents into our home who are at the top end of vulnerability.

“Many of them need help with all aspects of daily living, have lost cognitive ability to problem solve and would not be able to cope with everyday life and independent living.”

The latest scheme combines a residential scheme approved in December 2004 and plans for a 38-bed care home which were approved by Bournemouth council in May last year.

Three bungalows taken from the earlier application will be completed and converted into 10 beds for “more independent residents”.

And two blocks of 19 ensuite bedrooms will be built closer to the road.

Three letters of objection to the latest application were submitted, raising concerns about the provision of only nine parking spaces and the scale of the development.

However, council planning officers agreed to grant permission for the care complex, despite concerns about the size of the two blocks compared to neighbouring homes.

“It is considered that the revised plans [for the buildings] have overcome the concerns raised and that the scheme is acceptable and meets the aims of local and national planning policy,” a report says.

“The development would be in accordance with the Development Plan, would not materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the amenities of neighbouring and proposed occupiers.”

Planning permission was granted on Friday.