Former West Hill Hospital site in Dartford could become a care home

Plans for a 75-bedroom care home have been submitted to councillors.

The application is for a building which is partly three, four and five storeys on the site of the former West Hill Hospital in Dartford, which was demolished in 2001.

The plot is on the junction of King Edward Avenue and West Hill.

The former West Hill Hospital site in Dartford
The former West Hill Hospital site in Dartford

The plans have been submitted by Hitchman Stone Partnership, an architect based in Warwick, on behalf of Bexley-based real estate company Bostall Interiors.

The building has already received some opposition.

In a written response to the application, Michael Leaver, who lives in a flat in West Hill, said: “In the years I have lived here I’ve noticed the skyline and this area getting more and more congested.

“We used to have a hospital here but that was closed in favour of an estate which encroached upon my daylight.

“This proposed building is far too tall and would make people this side of the road feel hemmed in, along with the extra noise of traffic and people.

“I feel it is not welcome. Normal houses, yes, but not this behemoth of a building.”

A decision is expected in late June.

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