McCarthy and Stone submits revised proposals for Parkstone development
24 December 2014
Following consultation with the local residents and community representatives, McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, has now submitted a new planning application to redevelop the site on Parkstone Road with 60 Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments.
McCarthy & Stone received planning consent for a development of both Retirement Living and Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments on the former St Joseph’s Convent site in March 2013.
The new proposals continue to aim to design a high-quality scheme which challenges the perception of retirement accommodation with a modern, art deco inspired design. However, the revised scheme will be significantly reduced in the height from the approved 12 storey element to seven floors at its highest point and two floors fronting Churchfield Court, and consists of solely Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments.
The proposals include high-quality amenity areas such as a double height glazed entrance lobby with views through to the landscaped gardens beyond, as well as glazed resident communal areas at different points within the building to take advantage of the views of Poole Park and harbour.
The majority of the feedback received from the local community welcomes the planned revisions, with 73% of respondents supporting the principle of redeveloping the site with Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments. There has also been a high level of interest in purchasing one of the proposed apartments with McCarthy & Stone having already received over 200 expressions of interest from Poole alone.
Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director, commented:
“As well as helping to meet a local housing need in the area, introducing this form of accommodation has benefits for the wider community as well. For example, on average each development represents an investment of around £5 million into the local economy and on moving, residents tend to release family-sized homes, which helps to stimulate the housing chain and enable young families and first time buyers to have a better opportunity within the housing market.”
Anyone who was unable to attend the exhibition can visit the project’s website - www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/poole - where a copy of the information displayed, can be viewed. For further information you can contact the project’s dedicated freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.
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For more information contact: Alice James
t. 01962 893 893