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Apartments for older people look set to go-ahead

Laura Kearns 20th Jan, 2018

PLANS for 75 care apartments to be built on the site of a former school playing field look set to be given the green light.

Stratford District councillors have been recommended to approve a development by Housing and Care 21 which would see two-bedroom apartments built for older people.

If given the go-ahead the development will be created on the former Marie Corelli School playing field on Drayton Avenue. The site backs on to the current Bishopton Primary School playing field.

The two-storey apartment building would include access to 24 hour staff along with a communal lounge, hairdresser, dining room and laundry room.

Each apartment would contain two bedrooms, a lounge, dining room and kitchen.

Developers would contribute some £30,000 to extend the nearby Rother House Medical Centre to cope with additional patients.

But residents living close to the proposed development have objected to the housing plans saying there would be issues with cars on the quiet surrounding Corelli Close and Bishops Close, with some also claiming it would turn into a ‘rat run’ through the estate.

One concerned resident said: “The proposals for this site have rocketed from intitial plans for some 50 bungalows to a much larger number. The plans are crowded and will not be a benefit to the area.”

Stratford District Council planning committee will discuss the proposals at a meeting on Wednesday January 24.

The development would contain 75 apartments. (s)

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