COUNCILLORS approved a new care home yesterday.
Conroy Brook Developments got the go-ahead for a 15-bed close-care facility for severely disabled young adults at the Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth.
The planning sub-committee approved the plan by eight votes to one.
Clr Ken Sims, who represents the area, was the only sub-committee member to vote against the plan. The Holme Valley South Conservative is concerned there will be only ten parking spaces for visitors and the 12 full-time staff.
Clr Sims said: “I’m not against this provision. Let’s get it right and have the proper number of parking spaces. I want this service, but it’s up to the developer to make sure we have proper parking provision.”
Clr Sims suggested deferring the decision to give the developer the chance to come up with more parking spaces.
But Clr Molly Walton spoke against the idea. She said: “There’s no good to be had by deferring it because you won’t find another ten parking spaces on there.
“You can never, ever provide enough parking for everyone on every occasion.”
Clr Walton, who represents Crosland Moor and Netherton, added: “This is not just a provision for the Holme Valley, it’s for a wider area.”