Plans to build "high quality" retirement home with 44 apartments in Northamptonshire town given green light

"The development will provide much needed accommodation for the elderly"

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:52 pm

Plans to demolish buildings and construct a 44-apartment retirement home in Towcester have been given the green light by South Northamptonshire Council.

The site, which sits on the corner of Water Lane and the access road to Waitrose, will have 27 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom apartments for elderly residents.

The applicants, Planning Issues Ltd, said in a design and access statement: "The building has been carefully and sensitively designed to provide a high quality development that responds positively to the scale and context of the area and will create an attractive development of retirement apartments that blends in with the architectural aesthetic of the area.

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Here's the artist impressions of what the site aims to look like

"The site is well served by pedestrian links and is in close proximity to local shops, cafes and bus stops. The emphasis has been to provide simple, clear and accessible layout that is easy to use and is fully inclusive.

"The site is in a highly sustainable location and favours retirement flats that generates low vehicular traffic and encourages pedestrian movement. The development will provide much needed accommodation for the elderly, adding to the mix of housing types and tenures that suit local requirement."

The retirement home, which will be a mix of two and three storey buildings, will also include a communal lounge, guest suite, refuse room, lodge manager's office, a car park with 21 spaces, and an area for the storage and charging of mobility scooters.

The current site is home to Sunnyside Bungalow and Towcester Commercials Van and Truck Sales.

A detailed plan of how the site will operate
The site is near Waitrose