A NEW care home offering fine dining, a hair salon and nail bar is set to be built at the site of a former landmark hotel.

Egerton House Hotel is set to be partly demolished to make way for the new "state-of-the-art" facility as town hall planners have given the development their approval.

The 64-bedroom care home has been granted planning permission at the Blackburn Road site which closed five years ago with more than 20 conditions attached.

Council leader David Greenhalgh, who represents Bromley Cross ward, cautiously welcomed the proposal when it was revealed back in June.

This came after he raised concerns that the site would be used to build a housing estate in 2014

Now that the plans are approved, he said he is "delighted" that the landmark building will be borough back into use.

He said: "We have to make sure that they adhere to the conditions to keep the facade and grounds but I'm delighted that it's being brought back to use – and for such a worthy cause as well. Hopefully it will prove to be a great facility for our area."

The development is part of a joint venture between McDonald Hotels, which owns the building, and McGoff Group's New Care brand.

Ahead of plans being approved, a spokesman for New Care said: “The proposed care facility will provide an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care services, offering high quality, person-centred care in an expertly designed, purpose-built environment.

"The state-of-the-art ‘new generation’ care facility will feature well appointed, fully furnished private bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, stylish communal lounges and dining rooms, and a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon and nail bar.

"The care home will also enjoy secure beautifully landscaped gardens.”

McGoff Construction will build the facility and New Care will operate the home.