Plans were recently submitted to the Havering Borough Council in London for the development of a retirement village in South Hornchurch at the site of the Solar, Serena, and Sunrise Courts, as part of the said council’s ’12 Estates’ regeneration programme.
As a part of Havering Council’s strategy to deliver more than 3,500 new homes to the North-East London Borough, plans have also been submitted for a project that will provide 175 apartments for the elderly and retired in addition to a residents’ lounge, a treatment studio for health and wellness, and a communal lounge.
Furthermore, the plans for the retirement village will likewise include provisions to create a new lawn area and social space for group activities, local projects, meetings, and functions in addition to storage areas for bicycles and, of course, mobility scooters.
The Director of Regeneration, Neil Stubbings stated: “The 12 Estates project is about creating local homes for local people. Our borough has such a diverse range of residents, so it is important we ensure our regeneration creates homes fit for everyone.
“The plans we are submitting will create a community where Havering’s elderly residents can live safe and independent lives.”
The Development Director for Wates Residential, Kate Ives added: “Working with Havering Council, our focus is on building high quality homes for Havering’s residents. Our modern retirement village will help provide safe, warm and well-equipped homes, and pleasant green spaces for local people who are approaching, or who have reached, retirement age.
“The ’12 Estates’ regeneration programme is also giving us the opportunity to deliver a borough-wide legacy as we work with local businesses like Downwell Demolition.”
Submission of these plans for a retirement village in South Hornchurch have following the recent granting of approval from the redevelopment of Napier and New Plymouth House in Rainham, which likewise forms a vital part of the council’s £1Bn ’12 Estates’ programme.
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