Residents to help shape proposals to redevelop Nailsea Police Station site

28 August 2015

Residents to help shape proposals to redevelop Nailsea Police Station site
Local residents have an opportunity to shape new housing for older people in Nailsea as McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, reveals proposals to transform the soon-to-be vacant police station site with high-quality Retirement Living apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

McCarthy & Stone has acquired an interest in the Police Station, which is due to be vacated as part of Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s estate reorganisation, and is now looking to redevelop the site with approximately 40 high-quality Retirement Living apartments with professional landscaping and appropriate car parking.

McCarthy & Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and has already discussed its very early proposals with close neighbours and local stakeholders. McCarthy & Stone will share its proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Thursday 10 September, between 3pm and 7pm at the main hall of Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Brockway, Nailsea, BS48 1BZ

Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone Regional Managing Director, said:

“We held a number of meetings with the site’s immediate neighbours in May but decided to wait until after the holiday period before proceeding with the next step in our consultation. During this time, we have carefully researched the local area to ensure our proposals are an appropriate fit to the Nailsea area. The plans would introduce a specialist form of housing which would help meet an identified and growing need in the area.

He continued:

“We want to hear from the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our plans at the exhibition. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals.”

McCarthy & Stone is renowned for the quality of their developments that give their homeowners the time and opportunity to do things they have always wanted to do. The apartments allow people in later life to retain their independence, close to their family and friends, in a home suited specifically for their needs, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

If you are not able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, McCarthy & Stone has provided a dedicated freephone information line for you to call (0800 298 7040) and has set up a website covering their initial proposals, which can be found at