Residents to help shape retirement accommodation proposals in York

24 September 2015

McCarthy and Stone, Britain’s leading developer of retirement apartments, is preparing proposals to redevelop the site of the former Oliver House care home on Bishophill, York to deliver high-quality Retirement Living accommodation.

McCarthy and Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and will be offering residents the opportunity to meet with the project team to discuss the initial plans for the site. Where possible, the views of the local community will be incorporated into the final scheme.

Steve Secker, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone (North East Region) said:

“We want to work with the community to develop a flagship scheme that complements York’s unique character. Our plans will improve local housing choice, delivering a high–quality, attractive development that will allow people to retain their independence and enjoy their retirement in a safe environment.”

Occupants of the proposed apartments are typically looking to ease the burden of maintaining a larger property, which should help to release these homes onto the market for local families that wish to remain in the area. In addition to this, there is an identified local need for this form of specialist retirement accommodation in York.

Arrangements are currently being made to meet local stakeholders and neighbours of the site to give them an opportunity to view the early proposals. This will be followed by a public exhibition for the wider community to view the scheme and provide their views.
For more information call the Freephone project information line on 0800 298 7040.