Plans for 37 retirement apartments on Well Lane, Heswall, submitted to Wirral Borough Council
By Mark Gorton
29th Apr 2022 | Local News
Developer and manager of retirement homes, McCarthy Stone, has submitted a planning application to Wirral Borough Council to develop land off Well Lane with 'high-quality Retirement Living accommodation'.
The company says: "The plans provide a great opportunity to develop a brownfield site with apartments for private sale, as well as rent and part rent-part buy."
The plans aim to deliver 37 Retirement Living apartments set amongst attractive, landscaped outdoor spaces with on-site car parking spaces.
Prior to submitting its planning application, McCarthy Stone launched a public consultation with the local community on its early proposals, including a virtual exhibition in March, to which over 2,000 residents, businesses and stakeholders were invited.
Ian Wilkins, Divisional Managing Director at McCarthy Stone, said:
"We are delighted with the response to our proposals, with the local community recognising that this site is ideal for Retirement Living accommodation and that the proposals will address a local need for this type of accommodation.
"We were pleased we could still exhibit our plans so successfully, despite restrictions surrounding COVID-19 and are happy with the positive responses we've received."
It appears not everyone is happy with the proposed development - as of today, Friday May 6th, 49 public comments have been made on the planning site, 43 of which are objections..