The site was allocated in the previous Local Plan and has been partially developed with 62 retirement apartments (20 of them affordable) and 58 supported care units. 50 units (app.ref: 19/00911/F) have recently been recommended for approval by Planning Committee, subject to the completion of a satisfactory legal agreement for phase 2 (1.6ha of the proposed 3.44ha allocation) The principle of development on the remaining phases of the site has already been accepted through the previous local plan allocation which secures public recreational use and long-term maintenance and management of the open space immediately to the north. It is expected that development will take place within the new local plan time-period up to 2038. The site is re-allocated for residential development for older people. As an existing allocation it has been considered in the calculation of the housing requirement.
The site is likely to accommodate approximately 100 homes. More may be accommodated, subject to an acceptable design and layout etc. being achieved.