Residents invited to view retirement homes plan for Redditch

10 March 2016

Redditch Regional Press Release

A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary plans to redevelop the Johnsons Volvo Garage, Clive Road, Redditch.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans seek to develop this brownfield site with approximately 45 Retirement Living apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life, improving the housing choices for local older people.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted. A public exhibition to consult with the community will be held:

On: Tuesday 22nd March 2016

At: Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch, B98 8EY

Between: 3pm – 6.45pm

McCarthy and Stone’s plans present the opportunity to demolish the existing, dated commercial buildings and redevelop the site with a new, single building which positively addresses the site’s prominent location. An attractive, traditional design is proposed, which draws reference from local styles including nearby listed buildings.

Darren Humphreys, 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 Redditch, whilst improving the character and appearance of the local area.”

The Johnsons Volvo Garage is due to close. The principle has been established to redevelop the site following a 2006 planning permission for open market apartments.

Residents can find out more by calling the McCarthy and Stone freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit 


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