Residents to help shape retirement proposals for land in Chislehurst

06 August 2015

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement builder, has acquired an interest in land at Queen Mary House, Manor Park Road, Chislehurst, and is proposing to redevelop the site with Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation.

While the plans are still in their early stages of development, McCarthy and Stone will soon be looking to hear from local residents, businesses and interest groups, and has plans to host a public exhibition in the near future.

Planning approval was granted for a McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living scheme in 2013 on nearby St Paul’s Cray Road.

The proposed Assisted Living development on Manor Park Road is intended to complement the existing retirement accommodation in the village, providing much needed extra care facilities for older, frailer residents in Chislehurst.

A spokesperson for McCarthy and Stone said: “We are committed to listening and talking to the local community. We will be offering residents the opportunity to meet the project team to discuss the early proposals in the coming weeks.

“This will ensure residents and stakeholders can view and comment on the proposed plans and allow local people to speak with the team and provide feedback.

“Chislehurst is an area where there is a local need for this type of accommodation. In addition, occupants typically looking to ease the burden of maintaining a large property would allow these homes to become available on the market.” 

Arrangements have already been made to meet the relevant stakeholders and immediate neighbours of the site to give them an opportunity to view the early proposals, prior to a public exhibition to inform the wider community.

Residents looking for more information can call the project’s freephone information line on: 0800 298 7040. or visit