After a successful planning appeal, Churchill Retirement Living has been granted planning permission to build 33 brand new retirement apartments along with 287 sqm of new A1 retail space in the heart of Paddock Wood. The new development on Commercial Road will be perfectly located close to the shops and amenities of the town centre, with excellent public transport links.
The Government’s Planning Inspector concluded that the apartments would contribute to the shortfall in housing land supply. He added: “Other benefits include the provision of specialist accommodation for the elderly, the delivery of new modern retail units within the primary shopping area, efficient use of previously developed land, contributions towards affordable housing, and economic benefits both during construction and an increase in local expenditure by future residents.”
The new privately-owned apartments will provide attractive, high quality, secure and self-contained accommodation in landscaped grounds. As with all Churchill Retirement Living developments, Owners will have the benefits of a communal Owners’ Lounge, a Guest Suite, a Lodge Manager, and a 24 hour emergency call alarm service.
Stuart Goodwill, Managing Director of Churchill Retirement Living’s in-house Planning consultancy, said:
After a planning application process that took much longer than we had hoped it would, I’d like to thank everyone who has helped towards achieving this very positive result. There is a compelling overall housing need in Paddock Wood and the surrounding area, especially for older people, and our site is in a highly sustainable and accessible location for a new development of this kind, so we believe this decision is good news for the town. Allowing older people to downsize will also help free up more homes for families and younger people in the local area.
For more information on the development, please call 0800 458 1856
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