Linc Cymru, owners of the former Durham Road School site, say their plans for a care home have been delayed. Linc wrote to residents before Christmas to say they would be ready to start work after appointing contractors.
Now they say their negotiations fell through and they are making changes to their plans for care. They say they will now include a specialist care offering for patients with brain trauma on the ground floor and are adjusting their plans to accommodate this new service. These delays mean the site will again be empty until at least the summer, and is likely to become overgrown again. Linc say they will carry out a regular clearing of the site to reduce the inconvenience for local residents.