Leading retirement housing developer look to transform site in Lyndhurst

20 December 2013

On Monday 25th November 2013 McCarthy & Stone, leading developer of age-exclusive apartments, held a public exhibition to introduce its preliminary plans to redevelop 25 & 26 Cedar Mount in Lyndhurst.

Over 1,000 surrounding homes and local businesses were invited to attend the event which was held at Lyndhurst Community Centre. The plans showcased McCarthy & Stone’s proposals for approximately 16 two and a half bed age-exclusive apartments, with attractive landscaped gardens and 24 discreet underground car parking spaces. The proposals also include an on-call concierge, care taker and gardening service for the site’s residents.

The site currently benefits from mature planting on the boundaries, which screens the majority of the development from the road. McCarthy & Stone is looking to add to the site’s existing attractive landscaping features and planting with a high-quality landscape plan. Local residents and stakeholders were invited to view the early plans, discuss the proposals with members of the project team and provide their comments.

Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director, commented: “Lyndhurst has few available and appropriate sites to help deliver the village’s current and future housing needs for people in later life. 25 & 26 Cedar Mount is an ideal location benefiting from being within walking distance of Lyndhurst High Street and local facilities. We believe this site is the perfect location to introduce a smaller bespoke, age-exclusive scheme.

“The public exhibition was an excellent opportunity for us to understand the views of the local community and receive their feedback on the proposals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for their constructive feedback, we will be reviewing all the comments received and will look to address comments where possible. Following comments from the local community, we have begun discussions with the local highways authority, Hampshire County Council, on how this scheme could contribute to bringing forward further pedestrian improvements on Shrubbs Hill Road.”

Anyone who was unable to attend the exhibition can visit the project’s dedicated website (www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/lyndhurst) where they will have the opportunity to view the information displayed at the exhibition. If people have further questions they can contact the project’s dedicated Freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040.