Public Exhibition - Bishop’s Waltham

02 August 2013

Bishop's Waltham Public Exhibition by McCarthy and Stone

Proposed ‘Retirement Living’ development to transform the Travers Yard on Coppice Hill, Bishop’s Waltham

Local residents have an opportunity to shape new homes in Bishop’s Waltham as McCarthy & Stone reveal proposals to transform the Travers Yard site on Coppice Hill into high-quality Later Living retirement housing, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

Following the reduction in the scrap yard’s activities since 2008, McCarthy & Stone, UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, is proposing to redevelop the site with a signature development consisting of 36 Later Living retirement apartments and three separate age-restricted cottages.

Equally important to the proposals is the site’s landscaping. McCarthy & Stone is looking to introduce manicured lawn, a rose and herb garden and the possibility of reinstating the pond to the south west of the site.

McCarthy & Stone recognise that getting older can present challenges but their experience ensures they are able to provide the support, services and aspirations to help their residents live happier, healthier and longer lives.

An ageing population deserves appropriate housing provision, something which this proposal will deliver to the local area, whilst respecting the character of Bishop’s Waltham. Now, McCarthy & Stone will share their early proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Wednesday 7th August, between 3pm and 7pm at the Jubilee Hall on Little Shore Lane in Bishop’s Waltham.

Shane Paull of McCarthy & Stone commented:

“We have spent time carefully researching the architecture and character of the local area and we have worked hard to make sure that our proposal for the site feels like it belongs to Bishop’s Waltham. We are keen that what we build is what the local community would like to see in Bishop’s Waltham whilst ensuring it meets the needs of future residents.

He continued: “We want to hear from the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our plans at the exhibition. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals into something people will want to see, enjoy and call home.”

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, is renowned for the quality of their developments that give their homeowners the time and opportunity to do things they’ve always wanted to do. The apartments allow people in later life to retain their independence, close to their family and friends, in a home suited specifically for their customer’s needs, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Have your say

If you are not able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, McCarthy & Stone has provided a dedicated freephone information line for you to call 0800 298 7040 and has set up a website covering their initial proposals which can be found at


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For more information contact:

Alice James
Remarkable Group
01962 893 893