Plans submitted to redevelop Charter House, Seymour Road, with age-exclusive apartments

12 May 2016


McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council to redevelop and regenerate the Charter House site on Seymour Road with high-quality Retirement Living apartments for private sale.

The plans were submitted to Wiltshire Council following an extensive community consultation programme that outlined how the proposals will help revitalise brownfield land with sensitively-designed Retirement Living housing in the form of 40 one-and two-bedroom apartments, along with appropriate onsite car parking spaces and high quality maintained landscaped gardens.

Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director, commented: “We are grateful for the local feedback we have received through our public consultation, which has seen residents universally backing our plans in principle. We have sought to provide a scheme that makes use of this long vacant brownfield site, which will see the replacement of the existing Charter House with a thoughtfully designed building, utilising quality materials and architectural methods, that maximise the site’s excellent links to the centre of Trowbridge, both in terms of public transport and walking”

Shane Paull added: “Our proposals aspire to be in keeping with the role played over the years by Charter House in caring for local older people. There is a real need to increase delivery of this type of specialist housing to match the rapidly ageing population and the proposed development would help to meet this housing need.

“This scheme will be a real boost for the local economy with future residents of the site on average spending a higher proportion of disposable incomes, as evidenced by the Institute of Public Care, in nearby local shops and services. Additionally this form of specialist housing is that, on moving, residents in later life tend to release under-occupied family housing, which helps to stimulate the housing chain and enable young families and first-time buyers to have a better opportunity within the local housing market.”

Anyone who was unable to attend the exhibition can visit the project’s dedicated website where they will have the opportunity to view the information which was on display.

McCarthy and Stone would like to encourage those that have further questions to contact its dedicated freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040 or email

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