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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Written by Nicola Reid

Local community invited to view plans for retirement homes in Bookham

Local community invited to view plans for retirement homes in Bookham

A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s plans to redevelop land at Clover Down, Chartland Lodge and Nor-ven, Leatherhead Road, Bookham with high-quality Lifestyle Living apartments, exclusively for those aged 55 and over. 

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement house builder, has announced a public exhibition to display its proposals, which seek to redevelop the site with approximately 24 sensitively designed two-bedroom apartments, alongside elegantly landscaped communal gardens and onsite parking. 

There is a high local need for this type of accommodation in the area. Bookham Neighbourhood Plan has identified a need for an increase in smaller homes suitable for older people within the villages. In addition to helping address the needs for older persons housing in Bookham, research suggests that a development of this type and size would typically see an investment of around £1.2 million in the local economy each year through increased local spending. 
 
McCarthy and Stone’s plans are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted. Around 2,000 local people have been invited to the public exhibition, which marks the next stage of consultation following initial meetings with the community in October 2017, including councillors, members of Bookham Residents’ Association, and site neighbours. The proposals have since been progressed to incorporate the early feedback received. 
 
The public exhibition will be held on: Wednesday 29th November 2017   At: Little Bookham Village Hall, Little Bookham Street, Bookham, KT23 3AF Between: 3pm – 7pm
 
Martin Brown, Development Director for McCarthy and Stone said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future homeowners before we finalise our plans. We will be displaying our proposals at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us further tailor and refine our proposals to deliver a sensitively-designed, high-quality development that will significantly improve the housing choices for older people in Bookham.”

Residents that have any further comments or require more information can contact the project team with any questions via a Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or by visiting www.mccarthyandstoneconsultation.co.uk/Bookham.



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