Plans submitted to redevelop land at 83 The Pippin with age-exclusive apartments

11 January 2016

Pippin CGI - Regional Press Article

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council to redevelop and regenerate brownfield land at 83 The Pippin with high-quality Retirement Living apartments for private sale.

The plans were submitted to the Council following an extensive community consultation programme that outlined how the proposals will help boost Calne’s local economy and regenerate a brownfield site with sensitively-designed Retirement Living housing in the form of 32 one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with 22 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. The input from the community has been valuable in helping to shape our plans for this scheme. We have sought to provide a scheme that makes use of this brownfield site, respects the surrounding town centre, and provides an attractive building on the edge of the town centre”

Shane Paull added: “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 Calne 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. An additional benefit of 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 www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/calne 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 feedback@mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk.

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