September 26th, 2016

Plans put forward for former Bromsgrove fire station

BROMSGROVE residents are being urged  to attend a public exhibition to see preliminary plans for retirement homes on the town’s former fire station site.

The event, between 3pm and 7pm on July 6 at St John’s Church Hall, has been organised by developers McCarthy and Stone and relates to proposals for Windsor Street.

Concerns were raised from resident that re-developing the town centre’s brownfield site would move trade away from the nearby High Street.

Darren Humphreys, regional managing director at McCarthy and Stone, said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we submit a planning application.

“Our project team will be there to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far.

“The comments we receive will help us tailor our proposal into something people will want to see, enjoy, and call home.”

The retirement living apartments are designed to allow people in their later life to retain their independence whilst remaining close to their family and friends, in homes suited specifically to their needs.

It is estimated by the developers that those living there will bring £670,000 a year into the local economy with nearly 80 per cent of them using local shops at least once a week.

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