A SCHEME to build a three-storey, 60-bed care home in Banbury has won planning permission from the council.

Green Pasture Christian Nursing Home has been given permission by Cherwell District Council to build on the corner of Bath Road and Park Road.

The project will combine two plots of land - the former site of a 30-bed care home from the 1970s Holly House, and a private house at 5 Park Road.

Holly House has already been demolished, but developers can now knock down the semi-detached house and begin work on the new home.

The new home will have 60 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, garden areas, and 22 parking spaces for staff and visitors.