Local residents invited to help shape plans for new homes in Darlington

30 January 2015

The perspective view of the proposed McCarthy & Stone development in Darlington

Local residents have an opportunity to help shape new homes in Darlington, as McCarthy & Stone reveals proposals to redevelop part of the former Darlington Arts Centre on Trinity Road, Darlington, with high-quality Retirement Living apartments.

The proposal comprises a mix of approximately 32 one and two bedroom apartments set in a contemporary building, together with around 22 on-site parking spaces and attractive landscaped gardens.  

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading provider of retirement accommodation, has a wealth of experience in delivering homes that are specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life. Recognising that getting older can present new challenges, McCarthy & Stone’s Retirement Living schemes enable people to retain the independence and privacy of their own home with the opportunity to enjoy the company of others through the use of communal facilities, including a homeowners’ lounge and professionally landscaped gardens, as well as offering step-free access throughout.

Local residents are invited to view McCarthy & Stone’s early proposals at a public exhibition on:

Tuesday 10 February, between 3pm and 7pm at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Market Place, Darlington, DL1 5QG

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

“We have already spent time carefully researching the local architecture to ensure that our proposed Retirement Living accommodation is acceptable and sympathetic to its surroundings, but now we want to hear the views of the local community.

“Members of our project team will be on hand at the public exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback. The proposals are at a very early stage and where possible we will amend our plans to reflect people’s comments.”

Typically, homeowners at McCarthy & Stone developments are looking to ease the burden of maintaining a larger home that is then released onto the market for families looking to move up the property ladder.

McCarthy & Stone is committed to engaging with the local community ahead of submitting a planning application. If you aren’t able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, McCarthy & Stone has provided a Freephone information line for you to call (0800 298 7040) and has set up a website covering the initial proposals which can be found at www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/darlington.

IMAGE: Perspective view of the proposed development.

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For more information contact: 

Matthew Crisp
t. 0161 359 4106