A Wallington care home that was stripped of its licence after being deemed “inadequate” has had plans to turn it into a 22-room bedsit refused.

Tordarrach Nursing Home, in Hall Road, was entered into special measures following a damning report by Government adult social care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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That saw its managing director Jay Obaro accuse inspectors of spreading “misinformation and unsubstantiated accusations” as the care home was shut down.

But proposals put forward for it to become a house in multiple occupation (HMO) by Gatwick Bedsits have been thrown out by Sutton Council.

The refusal notice, published on October 10, reads: “The proposed development would fail to provide an adequate level of off-street parking for the proposed 22-bedroomed HMO, which would likely give rise to an increase in off-street parking in the area to the detriment of the safe functioning of the highway.

“As such, it is considered that the proposal would be contrary to Policy 37 of the Sutton Local Plan 2018.”

Mary Morrissey, the council’s strategic director for environment, housing, and regeneration, issued the notice to the applicant.

It said Easyoffice Rental Ltd, trading under the name Gatwick Bedsits, “did not seek pre-application advice and the application does not comply with the relevant planning policies”.

She urged them to seek pre-application advice before submitting further plans.

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It comes as the CQC cited Tordarrach Nursing Home as having a “long history of failing to improve”.

Their chief inspector of adult social care Debbie Ivanova said: “The standard of care provided at Tordarrach Nursing Home fell way below the standard necessary to provide the quality of care required.

“The fact that the service could not sustain improvements at the service in response to our concerns led us to use our enforcement powers to cancel the home’s registration.”

That didn’t sit well with Mrs Obaro who called the statements made by inspectors “general and grossly inaccurate”.

She told Sutton Guardian in a statement: “It is simply pitiable that the CQC could put out such a level of misinformation and unsubstantiated accusations.

“Tordarrach Nursing Home has operated for close to 30 years. During that period, Tordarrach has always carried out recommendations from the local authority or CQC.

“Rather than make general and grossly inaccurate statements, the burden is on the CQC to itemise which requirements or recommendations were not fulfilled.

“It is simply impossible to know how to comprehensively respond to this misrepresentation by CQC. We can only take comfort from the grateful users of our services who are in a much better position to give an objective appraisal of the home over the years.”

You can see the refusal notice in here.