Residents discuss future of Nailsea police station at McCarthy and Stone consultation

11 September 2015

Residents have had the opportunity to discuss the future of the soon-to-be-vacant Nailsea police station at a public exhibition organised by McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder. The proposals that were on display will, if approved, regenerate the brownfield site with high-quality Retirement Living apartments for private sale.

Just over 85 people attended the exhibition to view the plans on the day following an invitation mailing to over 900 local residents and stakeholders.

The exhibition outlined how the proposals will replace the existing run-down buildings on the site with sensitively designed Retirement Living housing in the form of around 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments with around 30 car parking spaces.

Shane Paull, McCarthy and Stone’s Regional Managing Director, commented:

“The public exhibition was an excellent opportunity for us to understand the views of the local community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for their constructive comments. We will be reviewing all the feedback received and will look to incorporate these into our proposals where possible.”

“We have worked hard to ensure our proposals represent a sensitive redevelopment of the soon-to-be-vacant site, and one which complements the character of the local area. We believe this site is an ideal location to provide-much needed retirement accommodation in Nailsea close to existing shops and services.

McCarthy & Stone’s research indicates that the existing population of over 65s in North Somerset is currently over 42,600 (21.03%), with this expected to grow to over 78,000 by 2035. In addition, there is insufficient specialist housing for people in later life, with only 1318 units available to buy.

Shane Paull added:

“There is clearly a local demand for Retirement Living apartments in Nailsea and this was made clear with a number of local residents already making initial sales enquiries at the exhibition, despite no marketing activities having taken place.”

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