Plans for Rotherham care home backed by councillors

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Plans to build a new residential care home have been approved by Rotherham Council.

The 62-bedroom home, with accompanying 28-space car park, will be built on the 1.5-acre former site of Brampton Fire Station.

Councillors heard people living in the area backed the development as a good use of the derelict site , off Knollbeck Lane, Brampton Bierlow.

A memorial to miners who fought and died in World War One is to remain on the site.

However, it will be separated from the care home by a fence.

The fire station building was demolished after the council deemed the building unsuitable for reuse.

It was replaced with a new and modern fire station in Manvers.