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The vacant Sportsman's Arms would be replaced by 53 retirement living apartments. Credit: via Churchill Retirement Living

Plans in for 53 Warrington retirement homes

Churchill Retirement Living wants to build independent living apartments off Warrington Road in Penketh.

Planning Issues is Churchill Retirement Living’s in-house design consultancy. The team of town planners and architects is behind the project.

Vacant since 2017, The Sportsman’s Arms pub on site would be demolished in order to build the single residential block. The pub would be replaced by a total of 53 homes, comprising 35 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom apartments.

Residents would have access to a lodge manager and 24-hour careline.

Proposed communal facilities also include an owners’ lounge, coffee bar, and landscaped garden complete with shared seating.

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Planning Issues designed the plans which include a communal garden. Credit: via Churchill Retirement Living

There would be 22 parking spaces available to residents and visitors, as well as a buggy store to hold eight mobility scooters.

James Blake Associates is the landscape architect for the development, while Paul Basham Associates is advising on transport.

A spokesperson for Churchill Retirement Living said: “Our proposed development would help improve the health and wellbeing of those who live there and give many older people in and around Warrington the option to downsize.

“Our plans to develop this brownfield site will also help to reduce the need for greenfield development to meet the urgent demand for new homes in the local area.”

The retirement housing specialist currently has more than 160 developments across the country.

Warrington Council’s reference number for the application is 2022/42736.

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18 parking spaces for 53 apartments, not catering for car owners then?

By Robert M

It probably stands to reason that you’re less likely to be a car owner if you’re elderly in retirement block. Probably a case of more mobility scooter parking rather than car spaces, I’d wager

By Anon

There is an error in this article. The planning application site plan shows 22 car parking spaces. Furthermore the transport statement highlights that parking required for the owners is adequate based on similar developments

By Anonymous

    We have spoken to the planner who has confirmed it is 22 parking spaces. The article has been amended accordingly.
    Thanks, Sophie.

    By Sophie Rennie

Personally, I wouldn’t think that 22 car parking spaces would be enough. I am 72 and drive my own car and nearly all my friends of my age have cars. You shouldn’t assume that just because people are getting older they no longer have a car. After all, travelling by bus is a problem if you are elderly as you have to walk to a bus stop and wait until the bus comes. Then coming back you have to wait for the bus and usually have shopping tocarry and walk with heavy shopping when you get off the bus.I know what is like as I had to do it myself when I broke my arm and couldn’t drive.

By Anonymous

Who do I contact about the trees on this land as they are very overgrown and are encroaching on my garden. I would like to see them reduced in height size and pruned.

By Homeowner on Arlington Drive

I’ve recently heard the residents and businesses have opposed to building Warrington retirement homes because the area is not big enough for Doctors Dentists etc.I think this is not a favourable reason especially when new homes are building on a far bigger scale. I hope you will consider retired people over 60 years of age as surely 53 apartments orless would not put a tremendous impact on the area.Finally many of this people live on their own and it is company and a safety.

By Anonymous

I believe the residents and businesses have opposed the retirement apartments in Penketh due to a small area which will make it difficult for doctors dentists etc.I hope this this does not stop the planning to go ahead as there is many new homes being built in a much bigger scale.This would mean the pensioners would feel safe and enjoy a better life with people their age.

By By anonymous

How much for a two bedroom apartments.

By Audrey jonez

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