Renaissance Retirement secure planning for new Torquay site

Plans for a stunning over-55s development in Babbacombe, Torquay were unanimously given the go ahead by Torbay Council's Development Management Committee yesterday (13 February).

Renaissance Retirement's plans to replace the Blue Conifer Guest House in Higher Downs Road with 9 two bedroom apartments, featuring communal facilities, landscaped garden areas and 9 car parking spaces.

Simon McFarlane, Associate Director of Planning at Renaissance, said: "We are delighted with the committee's unanimous decision to grant us planning permission. It's a superb location for over-55s living and we are confident there will be high demand for these apartments judging by the amount of local interest so far".

The company will look to start the build process in the summer with a view to taking off-plan reservations in 2018.

Renaissance Retirement continues to sell its prestigious Fleur-de-Lis development in Paignton. The 38 one and two bedroom apartments offer a number of special features including balconies, en-suite bathrooms, patios and mezzanine galleries.

Prices for the one bed apartments start at £160,000 and £485,000 for two/three bedroom penthouse apartment. Interested buyers can book a tour by calling 01803 698482. For more information visit: