Guernsey Greenacres dementia home plan submitted

Green Acres Hotel plans and petition presented
Image caption About 50 people turned out to witness the submission of the petition and plans

Campaigners have submitted new plans as part of moves to turn a Guernsey hotel into a dementia care home.

The Green Acres Hotel closed in 2012 and developers Comprop said falling tourist numbers meant the site was not commercially viable as a hotel.

The plans were presented to the environment minister with a 6,100-name petition supporting the move.

An initial application to turn it into a dementia care unit was rejected by the planning department in August.

The revised plans outline a unit with a minimum of 40 en-suite bedrooms and 28 parking spaces.

The developer's planning application said there was a "demonstrable" need for the unit, compared to a "hypothetical" need for tourist accommodation.

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