Retirement housing developer McCarthy & Stone has announced that it has “acquired an interest” in vacant land on Savages Wood, on the corner with Bradley Stoke Way, and is proposing to build 68 apartments on the site.
The land, just south of the Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra store, served as a contractor compound during the construction of the Willow Brook Centre in 2008 but has since been unused.
Tesco Stores Limited, the previous owner of the land, was granted outline planning permission to build a hotel and restaurant on the site in November 2006 but the three year validity of that permission has since expired without any further plans being submitted.
In a press release issued earlier today, developer McCarthy & Stone says it is proposing to “redevelop the site with much needed, high quality specialist accommodation for older people”.
The firm has set up a consultation website, on which it is stated that the proposed development will incorporate approximately 46 one and two bedroom private apartments in one building and 22 affordable apartments in a separate building.
A spokesperson for the developers said:
“McCarthy & Stone is committed to engaging with the community regarding this proposal. We would like to invite members of the public to our exhibition on Monday 7th February at the Bradley Stoke Jubilee Centre on Savages Wood Road from 3pm to 7pm.”
“People will be able to view and provide feedback on the early plans, which the team will then review. If anyone would like additional information or has any questions in the meantime please contact the project’s dedicated freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040”
The proposals are due to be discussed at a meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Planning Committee next Wednesday (26th January).
The Journal is not aware of any formal planning application having been made to South Gloucestershire Council at this stage, although it is likely that informal discussions with planning officers have taken place.
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