The decision by Elmbridge Council officials to dismiss homes for 222 elderly people in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey’s “brokerage belt” has sparked outrage. Now Foreign Minister and local MP Dominic Raab is being asked to step in after the council has been accused of ageism.
Professor Malcolm Johnson, University of Bath, and star of 4-year-old television, said: “I am shocked, but not surprised. “
Resident Jan Dyer, 76, said: “I am appalled by these aging and insulting comments. As for the fact of being “harmful” and of not bringing anything of value, that is both degrading and false. ”
The planners said: “The app does not support diversity in the city center, it does not contribute to the competitiveness of the center and would undermine the vitality and viability of the city center”.
Online, the council says, “There is no urgent need to provide additional nursing beds in Elmbridge. ”
The plan will be reviewed by advisers tomorrow.
The board has been contacted for comment.