McCarthy & Stone set to display proposals for a new Retirement Living development in Seaton

19 May 2014

Early proposals for the site in Seaton

Local residents have an opportunity to shape new homes in Seaton as McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, reveals proposals to transform a Brownfield site on Harbour Road into high-quality Retirement Living accommodation, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

McCarthy & Stone will share its proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Thursday 29th May, between 3.30pm and 7pm at Seaton Primary School on Valley View.

The proposed site already benefits from an existing planning permission. In 2013 East Devon District Council gave planning consent to another developer to redevelop the site with a 100 bed hotel; however this application has not been progressed due to lack of interest from the hotel sector.

McCarthy & Stone has now acquired an interest in the site and is proposing to sensitively redevelop the site with 43 one and two bed Retirement Living apartments with approximately 43 car parking spaces.

Shane Paull of McCarthy & Stone said:

“We have spent time carefully researching the architecture and character of the local area to ensure our proposals are a sensitive fit to Seaton, especially in comparison to the consented hotel scheme. The plans would also introduce a specialist form of housing which will help meet an identified, and growing, need in the area.

He continued, “We want to hear from the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our plans at the exhibition. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals.”

McCarthy & Stone is renowned for the quality of their developments that give their homeowners the time and opportunity to do things they have always wanted to do. The apartments allow people in later life to retain their independence, close to their family and friends, in a home suited specifically for their needs, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

If you are not able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, McCarthy & Stone has provided a dedicated freephone information line for you to call (0800 298 7040) and has set up a website covering their initial proposals which can be found at

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For more information contact:

Alice James

t. 01962 893 893