McCarthy Stone lodges Burscough proposal
The retirement living specialist intends to build 48 apartments and 19 bungalows on land at Yew Tree Farm in a mixed-tenure project.
Plans have now been lodged with West Lancashire Council to develop the site into a retirement village with landscaped gardens, with the project including homes for private sale, rental, and part-rent part-buy.
The proposed development is described as close to the centre of Burscough, and served by local bus and rail connections.
McCarthy Stone has undertaken a pre-application public consultation with the local community on its proposals, including a virtual exhibition running during June, which over 2,000 residents, businesses and stakeholders were invited to view.
Ian Wilkins, divisional managing director at the firm, said the response has been pleasing, with locals expressing interest in the scheme.
He added: “As well as providing homes more suited to older peoples’ needs, our proposals would also free up the local family homes that residents would move from.
“We are pleased to be able to provide so many people the opportunity to view our plans and are happy with the positive responses we’ve received so far.”
Earlier this summer, McCarthy Stone won at appeal against Cheshire West and Chester Council, securing consent to build 44 homes in Neston.
The firm has also recently revealed plans in Lymm and at the former Alder Hey site in Liverpool.