Residents invited to view retirement homes plan for Hadleigh

08 March 2016

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A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary plans to redevelop the former Brett Works site and adjacent land, Hadleigh.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans seek to develop this site with Retirement Living apartments, bungalows, and cottages specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life. A section of the site would become public open space and a new pedestrian bridge is proposed, which would provide a footpath link between the High Street and the River Walk.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted.

The public exhibition marks the next stage of the community consultation and will be held:

On: Tuesday 22 March

At: The Guildhall, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN

Between: 3pm – 7pm

McCarthy and Stone believes the development of the site offers an important opportunity to provide much needed specialist retirement accommodation, including bungalows, increasing the housing choice for older people. The local over 65s population is predicted to rise by 76% over the next 20 years.

Mark Wright, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we finalise our plans. We will be displaying our preliminary plans and ideas at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor and refine our proposals.”

He continued: “Our proposal provides an important opportunity to deliver a sensitive residential development that will significantly improve the housing choices for older people in Hadleigh, and regenerate a vacant brownfield site.”

The proposals would provide a significant economic boost to businesses on Hadleigh’s High Street. Independent academic research has shown that almost 80% of McCarthy and Stone homeowners shop locally at least once a week and the company estimates this would translate into £950,000 of annual spending in Hadleigh’s economy.

Residents can find out more by calling the McCarthy and Stone freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/hadleigh

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