Residents’ invited to help shape plans for retirement accommodation in Aldridge

03 July 2015

A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary plans to redevelop land at 41 Leighswood Road, Aldridge; a commercial site, which is currently disused.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans seek to redevelop this Brownfield site with 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.

McCarthy and Stone has recently met individually with nearby residents to discuss its initial proposals for the site. The public exhibition marks the next stage of the community consultation and will be held:

 On: Monday 13th July 2015

At: Aldridge Community Centre, Middlemore Lane, Aldridge, WS9 8AN

Between: 3pm – 7pm

McCarthy and Stone believes the redevelopment of the site offers an important opportunity to sensitively redevelop the site, improve the outlook for neighbouring residents and enhance the character of the local area, whilst  increasing the housing choice for local older people.  The local over 65s population is predicted to rise by 35% over the next 20 years.

The proposal site is ideally located for older person’s accommodation, being within close walking distance to local shops and services in the centre of Aldridge. An independent report published last year found that the homeowners in a typical McCarthy and Stone development spent £670,000 per year in the local economy, with nearly 80% using local shops at least once a week.

Retirement Living accommodation also generates low traffic movements, particularly when compared to the site’s previous commercial use.

Darren Humphreys, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone said:

“We believe this site is ideal for Retirement Living accommodation, being close to shops and services in the centre of Aldridge.  Our homeowners typically shop locally, so this development would represent a significant investment in the local economy.”

He continued: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we submit a planning application. We will be displaying our plans at a public exhibition and our project team will be there 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 and Stone is renowned for the quality of its developments that give 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 their own home suited specifically for homeowners’ needs, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

If you aren’t able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, please contact McCarthy and Stone on 0800 298 7040. Additional information can be found at

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For more information contact:
James Cox

t. 01962 893 881