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Closed Herefordshire care home is sold off
8:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A ROSS-on-Wye care home that closed 18 months ago has been sold.
The Chestnuts Home for the Elderly was a central part of the town for more than 20 years, but its trustees and Herefordshire Council decided to close it in August 2011.
As reported in the Hereford Times in July, the trustees said that they could not pay double the rent on a much reduced term that was being offered to them.
The property subsequently lost its licence to operate as a residential care home, despite protests held by residents and their families to try and save it.
A sale has this week been agreed and contracts signed.
The new owner of The Chestnuts has since submitted a planning application to the council to restore the property to a family residence, along with creating five new homes on the site.