Residents’ consulted on plans for retirement accommodation in Tewkesbury
21 July 2014
McCarthy & Stone has held a public exhibition to display its early proposals for the Oldbury Road car park site, situated on Station Street, on Monday 30 June.
Tewkesbury Borough Council decided to sell the Oldbury Road car park in November 2013 following consultation on the local authority’s Master Plan, which agreed the principle for the site to be developed for residential use. This decision was approved by a Full Council vote in February 2014.
McCarthy & Stone’s public exhibition follows meetings held in May 2014 with a number of neighbouring residents and local stakeholders to discuss its initial plans. Over 1,000 local residents, businesses and local councillors were invited to the public exhibition, where early proposals for the Oldbury Road car park site were displayed.
McCarthy & Stone’s plans seek to redevelop this site with approximately 32 high-quality Retirement Living apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of local people in later life; together with car parking and attractive landscaped gardens.
Darren Humphreys, Regional Managing Director of McCarthy & Stone said:
“The Oldbury Road car park was made available by the local authority, who has decided that there is sufficient parking in Tewkesbury and that the site represents an opportunity to regenerate the town centre.
We are undertaking a wide-ranging public consultation before submitting a planning application. Our plans were displayed at a public exhibition and our project team were on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor our proposal into something people will want to see, enjoy and call home.”
McCarthy & Stone’s development represents an investment of several million pounds into the local area, including creating construction jobs for local contractors. Based on our experience of existing developments, residents do their shopping in a one-mile radius of their new home with 80% using local shops daily, and would be estimated to have a ‘community spend’ of £4.3million over a 10 year period.
If you would like further information, please contact McCarthy & Stone project team on 0800 298 7040. Alternatively information about the plans for Tewkesbury can be found at www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/tewkesbury.
For more information contact:
t. 01962 893 874