Proposals for the redevelopment of land at The Bradbury Hotel, Station Road, East Preston

01 September 2015

McCarthy and Stone will shortly re-submit proposals for Retirement Living accommodation consisting of 22 apartments for older people in East Preston.

Careful consideration has been given to formulating these amended proposals, with the resulting design much more sympathetic in its appearance than the previously proposed scheme. The design has been wholly rethought, taking into account comments from the community, and feedback from planning officers.

Key changes to the proposals from the previous application have been made in order to further respect the character of the area and enhance the outlook of the site for neighbouring properties. The new proposal represents a considerable reduction in the overall building footprint, which has been achieved through the loss of two apartments along with a more efficient layout.

It is the intention that the material pallet will take reference from the immediate context with use of red brick, cobbled flint panels and masonry stonework as appropriate.

McCarthy and Stone entered an agreement with the Royal Blind Society to develop proposals for the site following its closure amid financial pressures and a fall in demand. The Royal Blind Society announced that only 10% of the rooms at the Bradbury Hotel were used the previous year, and has already stated that the money from the sale of the site will be used to support blind children, young people and their families.

A spokesperson for McCarthy and Stone commented:

“We would like to thank those members of the community who took the time to give us their feedback on the proposals for The Bradbury Hotel, which has helped us to refine and improve our plans for the resubmission of our application. Careful consideration has been given in formulating the amended proposals taking into account comments from the community, and feedback from planning officers. We have strived to bring forward a scheme that will make a positive contribution to the character of this area of East Preston.”

Arun District Council will make a decision on McCarthy and Stone’s proposals for the site in the coming months.

If you would like further information on the proposals you can call McCarthy and Stone’s dedicated freephone information line (0800 298 7040) or visit