Public exhibition to show proposal for former hospital site

ALCESTER residents will have an opportunity to help shape building plans in the town as part of a public exhibition from developers McCarthy & Stone.

The exhibition, which is taking place at the Jubilee Centre will show plans being proposed for the redevelopment of the former Alcester Hospital site, next to the new health centre. On Fairwater Crescent.

The developers met with representatives from Alcester Town Council, as well as nearby residents and local representatives in November 2013 to discuss their initial plans, and this public exhibition marks the next stage of the company’s community consultation.

Lorena Brown, regional managing director at McCarthy & Stone, said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we submit a planning application. We will display our plans at the exhibition and our project team will be there to answer questions and to take feedback on what we’ve done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor our proposal into something people will want to see, enjoy and call home.”

The company is hoping to redevelop the site, which is currently disused, building approximately 33 one and two bedroom retirement living apartments, as well as five cottages, specifically designed to meet the needs of independent local people in later life.

The properties would be positioned around communal gardens, and car parking would be included in the plans.

The public exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday, January 14 at the Jubilee Centre, and anyone who is unable to attend, is invited to contact McCarthy & Stone with any questions on 0800 298 7040 or visit mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/alcester to view the proposals.

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