McCarthy & Stone considers feedback on plans for retirement accommodation in Brough
12 August 2015
Over 80 residents turned out to view McCarthy & Stone’s proposal for high-quality Retirement Living apartments in Brough at its public exhibition on Tuesday 11 August 2015.
If approved, the plans would improve local housing choice providing 35 one and two bedroom apartments set in professionally landscaped gardens. Located at the junction of Elloughton Road and Hunter Road, the site is currently occupied by a single residential dwelling close to shops and services.
Steve Secker, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy & Stone (Northern Region) said;
“The event was well attended and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to attend our exhibition and provide the project team with their views. Whilst there was local support for the proposal we recognise that some residents have concerns and gave constructive feedback."
“Although the house on the site isn’t Listed, we understand that it is valued by many within the local community. We have looked into the possibility of converting the building for retirement housing but unfortunately the significant alterations that would be required to the building render it unviable."
“It is clear that traffic is a sensitive issue locally, we will be undertaking a Transport Statement in support of our planning application which will demonstrate what impact the proposal will have on local roads and identify any measures required to mitigate potential impact.
“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.”
The proposals include 26 secure on-site parking spaces, a provision based on McCarthy & Stone’s experience at its developments across the country. Typically, people moving into a McCarthy & Stone development do so out of a need to make life a little easier. Often, homeowners relinquish ownership of their cars within the first year as they are located close to shops and services. Due to the nature of this type of housing, traffic movement will be light and during off-peak times.
People who were unable to attend the exhibition are urged to view the proposals on the dedicated project website, www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/brough, where residents can also provide their feedback. Alternatively, comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All feedback is requested by Wednesday 19 August to allow the development team to consider responses before finalising the proposal.
For more information please call the project’s Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.