Extra-care housing gets the go-ahead
A PLANNING application for a new extra care housing facility in Lyde Green has been approved by South Gloucestershire Council.
As previously reported in the Voice, plans were submitted for a new three-storey, 50-apartment extra care housing scheme on Jenner Boulevard by Housing & Care 21, a not-for-profit, leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for older people of modest means.
The company manages more than 20,000 properties in the UK, providing over 42,000 hours of social care each week.
The plans include apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership, with access to on-site care and support from a 24-hour care team if needed.
It is also expected that the scheme will include a range of communal facilities, such as a restaurant, lounge, hair salon, garden area and activity room, which are also open to the public to enable the schemes to become real community hubs.
South Gloucestershire Council’s strategic sites delivery committee met on March 7 to discuss the plans, which were subsequently approved with conditions regarding off-street parking facilities, bin storage provision and sound reduction.
A spokesman for Housing & Care 21 said: “We are pleased to see our planning application receive approval for a new extra care court in Lyde Green.
“The new development will see the launch of 50 apartments for rent and shared ownership for people over the age of 55. It will also be an asset to the wider community, with access to communal facilities, and will see the creation of a number of job opportunities in the area.
“As an organisation we are committed to ensuring people have the opportunity to live independently for longer with access to care if they need it. Our extra care living offer is a positive alternative to residential care and we are proud of the impact our developments are making to both our residents and communities across the country.
“We are aiming for a launch of spring 2021 and we look forward to getting the development started.”
To find out more about Housing & Care 21, visit their website: www.housingandcare21.co.uk