Plans submitted to redevelop Nailsea police station with age-exclusive apartments

22 December 2015

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement house builder, has submitted a planning application to North Somerset Council to redevelop Nailsea police station and regenerate the brownfield site 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 replace the existing ageing buildings on the site with sensitively designed Retirement Living housing in the form of 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments and 30 car parking spaces.

Feedback received from the community indicated over 70 per cent approval for the proposals with 18 per cent expressing concerns.

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 area, 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. “As well as boosting the local economy, 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 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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