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Edwalton: Plans submitted for retirement apartments and convenience store

Developer Charterpoint and retirement housing provider Anchor have submitted a joint planning application for 77 retirement apartments at Edwalton.

A convenience store, which will be operated separately, is also part of the plans.

Earmarked for land on the corner of Rose Way and Melton Road, the retirement scheme would provide a range of one and two-bedroom apartments in a three-storey block.

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The proposals also include a residents’ restaurant, lounge, outdoor dining terrace, hairdressing salon, beauty and treatment studio, guest suite, and a courtyard garden and will be operated by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life.

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The apartments will be a mix of shared ownership and rental properties – filling a gap in the market in the West Bridgford area.

A single-storey convenience store is also planned for the 2.2 acre site, both accessed off Rose Way, which will be operated separately from the retirement scheme.

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The site has outline planning permission for development, but now Charterpoint and Anchor have submitted detailed designs for the land to Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Charterpoint CEO Adrian Goose said:

“This is a prominent site in an area of Edwalton which has seen considerable development in recent years, providing a range of housing and community facilities.

“Our integrated plan will introduce a handy convenience store for local shopping needs to augment what is there already.

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“This plan, submitted in conjunction with Anchor, will fill a gap in the market and create much-needed retirement apartments for the area, helping to free up larger family homes in Edwalton and West Bridgford too.”

Based close to the development site, in Wheatcroft Business Park, Edwalton, Charterpoint is a senior living and mixed-use specialist that has developed a portfolio of similar projects throughout the country.

The company has developed other projects in Rushcliffe, namely the McCarthy Stone assisted living scheme in Wilford Lane and the 70-bed Fosse Way View care home in Bingham, which opened in 2021 and is operated by HC-One.

Victoria Mager, Director of Development Delivery at Anchor, said: “We are looking forward to working with Charterpoint on the development of high quality, affordable independent living apartments in Edwalton. In line with Anchor’s vision, this development takes us one step closer to delivering 5,700 homes where people can love living in later life over ten years.”

The plans for the Edwalton site have been designed by Brewster Bye Architects.

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