36 flats could be built on the site of a former care home in a Somerset town in the latest attempt to redevelop the site.

Since the Treetops care home on St Clements Road in Keynsham closed down in 2018, there have been repeated attempts to redevelop the site. An application to demolish the building and build 39 flats was dismissed by the planning inspector in April 2022, and an attempt to get permission for 30 apartments on the site was turned down by Bath and North East Somerset Council later in the year.

Now Treetops have submitted a new planning application to knock down the building and build 36 flats on the site. The self-contained flats would be in two three-storey buildings on the site of the former nursing home.

Flats would be a mix of one, two, and three bed apartments. A design and access statement submitted with the application said: “The development will contribute to the housing need and provide a mix of residential types. The scheme aims to fully exploit the views to the south & east creating residences that are lovely places to live.”

Treetops said that they had developed their plans since the last planning refusal, incorporating feedback from Design West (Design Review Panel).

The current care home building was built around 1992 next to Keynsham Hospital, which stands on the site of an old Victorian workhouse.

You can view and comment on the application here.

LDRS, John Wimperis