Two years ago plans to build a care home in Upper Norwood were refused because of the "poor quality" residents would find themselves living in.

But after starting from scratch, designs for a "much needed" 60 person home were created, plans that last week were green lit by Croydon Council.

Because of this decision, the three homes currently at 283-287 Beulah Hill will be demolished to make way for the three storey building.

In a design statement submitted as part of the new application, it said the hope was to provide future residents with a dignified living experience.

"The design aims to create a place which promotes and maintains well-being, responding to social and emotional as well as clinical needs, in order to dignify residents and staff," the statement said.

"Residents in care have a much smaller private environment than they were previously used to. Some have very restricted mobility.

"So the layout, lighting and outlook from residents’ bedrooms, the quality of communal areas, the provision of a variety of other spaces for different activities (both social and clinical) and safe access to outdoor spaces and a garden are all highly important."

The care home will also provide nursing care, including dementia care, for older people.

One issue that the case officer pointed out in their report from the 2016 application pointed out that there were problems with the space between the care home and the neighbouring houses.

"The positioning of the block of flats so close to the adjacent neighbour and with limited space around it gives this part of the development a constrained appearance which is highlighted by the lack of front entrance addressing the street frontage," the officer said.

In the newest design statement, the architect addressed the issue.

"The new flats face onto Downsview Road abut the east wing of the care home," it said.

"This allows a much greater separation and views between the proposed building and the existing neighbouring bungalow."