A CONSULTATION has been launched on a proposal to build around 67 apartments on land off Windsor Street in Bromsgrove.
The properties, being put forward by developers Adlington for the site of the former library, fire station and council offices, will range from one to three-bedroom flats.
They will have on site care and support if needed.
Communal facilities will include a restaurant, a residents’ lounge, a hairdressers, activities and craft room, a spa suite, guest suite and mobility scooter store.
There will also be patios and landscaped gardens and there will be wheelchair accessible apartments with a wet room.
On its website Adlington states: “It provides a secure and sociable environment, offering older people a more enjoyable and fulfilled lifestyle whilst combating loneliness.”
It also said up to 16 to 20 people would be employed (or full-time equivalent) and the site would provide a safe and attractive environment.
Adlington claims it will meet some of the unmet needs with regard to this type of accommodation in the town.
A previous application for the site by McCarthy & Stone was thrown out by planners.
Among the reasons for refusal were an insufficient area for bin lorries to turn around, the pedestrian access to the accommodation being unsuitable and the design of the buildings.
There were also calls for the site, if it was going to be used for housing, to house properties for young people and families.
It was claimed there were already 22 developments for older people within half-a-mile of the site, not including Recreation Road.
The developers want to hear residents’ views about the application.
Visit https://adlington.co.uk/bromsgrove-consultation/ to see it and comment.
Alternatively, call 01260 288900 or write to Gladman House, Alexandria Way, Congleton Business Park, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1LB.
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