Further views sought on proposed Assisted Living apartments in Scarborough

19 November 2015

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, held a public exhibition of its proposals to redevelop part of the former Bramcote School on Filey Road in Scarborough on Tuesday 10th November. Over 50 people turned out to view the plans for high-quality Assisted Living accommodation comprising a mix of one or two bedrooms, with on-site car parking.


The site is owned by Scarborough College who are working closely with McCarthy and Stone prior to the submission of a planning application. If the plans are approved by Scarborough Borough Council the college will reinvest funds from the sale. 


McCarthy and Stone’s Assisted Living schemes offer secure accommodation to the elderly, allowing them to retain independence safe in the knowledge that help and support are on-hand when needed. Homeowners can enjoy the company of others through the use of communal facilities including a lounge, professionally landscaped gardens, and a table-service restaurant serving freshly prepared meals. Assisted Living developments have step-free access throughout, and are staffed 24 hours a day; ensuring homeowners have access to both personal and domestic assistance as required.


Steve Secker, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone (Northern Region) said;


“Our exhibition was well attended and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to provide the project team with their views. We are confident that this is the right location to improve local housing choice for elderly people, close to the centre of Scarborough and its many shops and facilities."


 “We’re committed to consulting the local community. Our plans are still at an early stage and have not yet been submitted to the Council. We continue to invite comments from the local community through our website and Freephone information line and will try to incorporate this feedback into the proposal as it evolves.”


Tim Fenton, Business Manager for Scarborough College said;


“We acquired the former Bramcote School site in 2012 and have taken time to explore our options for its sale to allow us to reinvest funds into Scarborough College and Bramcote Junior School. We are delighted to be working with McCarthy and Stone regarding a large portion of the site and believe that these proposals offer an appropriate reuse for the site which is in keeping with the surrounding area.”


People who were unable to attend the exhibition are urged to view the proposals on the dedicated project website, www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/scarborough, where residents can also provide their feedback. Alternatively, comments can be sent by email to feedback@consultation-online.co.uk.
For more information please call the Freephone project information line on 080 298 7040.