Site earmarked for �3m hospice

A SITE has been earmarked for a new �3m hospice, providing care for terminally ill people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.Norfolk County Council has agreed to sell land on Sidegate Road to Yare Hospice Care for the new care unit, as long as the hospice receives planning permission for the development from Yarmouth Borough Council.

A SITE has been earmarked for a new �3m hospice, providing care for terminally ill people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.

Norfolk County Council has agreed to sell land on Sidegate Road to Yare Hospice Care for the new care unit, as long as the hospice receives planning permission for the development from Yarmouth Borough Council.

County councillor Brian Walker revealed details of the agreement at a Hopton Parish Council meeting on Monday.

The parish council is due to be receiving the planning application soon.


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Cllr Walker said: “Hopefully it will help bring a few jobs to the area and bolster the local economy as well.”

The charity has been looking to buy a site south of Gorleston next to the A12 to build the �3m Margaret Chadd Hospice, which has been named after a Southwold health campaigner.

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The plan is to build a 10-bed hospice to allow people to die in dignity surrounded by their loved ones as the Yarmouth and Waveney area needs to meet government targets of 21 hospice beds. At the moment, the area does not have one hospice bed.

David Nettleship, secretary of Yare Hospice Care, declined to comment on the Sidegate Road plans.

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