PLANS will be put forward to turn a site in Bromsgrove’s Windsor Street, which houses the former fire station and council offices, in retirement apartments.
A consultation has been launched by McCarthy & Stone which has acquired the site with a view to developing it into the accommodation for older people, along with landscaping and car parking.
The plans are still at an early stage and no planning application has been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council.
The developer is committed to consulting with the local community to gauge residents’ views on the subject and those living near the site and representatives from organisations will be invited to meet with the project team to discuss the early proposals. Where possible, McCarthy and Stone said, their views would be taken on board and incorporated into the plans.
A public exhibition, which will enable the wider local community to view and comment on the emerging plans, will also be held in the coming weeks, but dates are still to be confirmed.
Darren Humphreys, McCarthy and Stone’s regional managing director, said: “We’re keen to develop a scheme which positively contributes to the local community both through the high-quality, attractive design and the increase in local housing choice the development would bring to the area.”
He added the firm believed Bromsgrove was an area where retirement accommodation was needed and, he added, it had the potential to free up larger family properties which could be put on the market for younger families that needed them.
For more information call the project’s freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.