Sirdar submits Cheshire care village plans

Cheshire-based developer Sirdar Estates has submitted a planning application to Chester City Council for a £40m continuing care community on the edge of Christleton Village.

Sirdar Estates has developed the plans with care home specialist Housing 21, which will manage the scheme.

Christleton Bridges proposes 161 homes of varying types for the over 60s. The proposals include well-being and fitness centres, a GP surgery and day care facilities, as well as restaurant / bistro and activity facilities.

The scheme also features a special facility for those with dementia, so they can live in safe and familiar surroundings with round-the-clock care.

Sirdar director, Crispin Reeves, said the current economic climate would not delay the scheme and construction could begin in the autumn, subject to planning consent.

Crispin Reeves, Director of Sirdar Estates, commented: "This proposal has been submitted following many years of hard work from our team to create a sensitive new development, designed specifically to enable older people to live independently for longer. We recognise that there is a desperate need for this form of housing in the county, with this need set only to increase; we have developed a continuing care community specifically designed for this generation."

He added: "The proposals seek to deliver a range of new services for both new and existing residents, including wellbeing and fitness facilities alongside new community buildings. Our architects have worked hard to create a sensitive new development designed to integrate into the Christleton Village whilst catering for the needs of the new residents."

Cheshire County Council predicts that by 2021 there will be 30% more people aged over 75 within its boundaries. The council wants to deliver a further 2,400 units of specialist accommodation in the county to meet this growing need.

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