Cinnamon lodges plans for Scots care village

Care provider Cinnamon has lodged a planning application with East Lothian Council to build the Inveresk Care Village near Musselburgh in Scotland.

The development consists of 59 care bedrooms, 47 care suites and 124 care apartments with associated communal facilities and landscaped gardens.

The plans include a restaurant, bar, gym, exercise studio, craft rooms, shop, spa, training room, cinema, library and meeting room.

The developer said the local community would be able to make use of the facilities.

The spa will offer an external age-restricted membership, while the restaurant, shop and cafe bar will be open to non-residents, it added.

The proposal includes 204 car parking spaces with a new access road. A shuttle bus will be provided on site to ensure access to Musselburgh.

Cinnamon expects the facility, which accommodate around 311 people, to create 131 full time equivalent jobs.

Wardell Armstrong, planning consultants for Cinnamon Retirement Living (Inveresk) Limited, said the site is located within Inveresk Conservation Area, is partially covered by a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Roman fort) and has various neighbouring Listed Building including the Category A Listed St Michael’s Church.

“As such, significant archaeological evaluation work has been required prior to submission, as well as close liaison with Historic Environment Scotland and East Lothian Council,” said the consultants.