PLANS for a new 36-bedroom dementia care home in the north of the county has been approved.

Cherwell District Council gave the go ahead to the proposal which would see the specialist nursing home built in Adderbury, north of Bicester.

It will provide 24-7 care for people living with dementia and in need of neurological rehabilitation.

Cherwell District Council planning committee chairman David Hughes, said: “We welcome proposals that provide for those living with dementia and other neurological conditions.

"There is a clear need for such facilities in the district.

"Committee is mindful that the proposal will see the development of a greenfield site but the significant benefits of the facility, including job creation, will decisively outweigh any harm, making the nursing facility a valuable addition to the area.

"Adderbury is one of the most sustainable locations for development in the district and this proposal will sit well alongside the neighbouring nursing home."

The specialist home is expected to create about 36 full time jobs at the site being built adjacent to the Gracewell nursing home.

The proposal also includes plans for tree planting, landscaping and parking.