Former college site in Henley could be made into 'care village' - The Stratford Observer

Former college site in Henley could be made into 'care village'

Stratford Editorial 29th Nov, 2017   0

THE FORMER Warwickshire College site in Henley could be transformed into a ‘care village’.

Developers Octopus Healthcare has applied to Stratford District Council to build a 64-bed care home on the site. They also hope to build apartment blocks for vulnerable people, with a total of 56 rooms.

Some of these apartments would be in the former classroom, grade II listed Arden House, which would contain 16 disability-friendly apartments.

The war memorail on the greenfield site would remain untouched.

Octopus Healthcare say there is a need for housing for vulnerable people in the district which has not been met.

A spokesman said: “The proposal for this site is to create care-led development with a variety of accommodation for older people in the form of self-contained ‘extra care’ apartments and purpose-designed residential care home.

“This is a sympathetic use of the site and would allow the listed building to be converted with minumum impact on its fabric and nature.”

If the plans were given the green light it would see 48 members of staff employed and an extra 45 parking spaces – taking the total up to 90.

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