Retirement homes plans to be showcased for Fleet

Proposals that seek to contribute to Fleet's need for older people's housing are to go on show to the community on Monday 9 January at a public exhibition being hosted by specialist developer, Renaissance Retirement.

The Hampshire-headquartered business, which has successfully developed a scheme in neighbouring Hartley Wintney, has announced it is bringing forward proposals for the redevelopment of The Bailey on Branksomewood Road. Initial plans would see the site redeveloped with one of the developer's Cavendish schemes featuring 14 two bedroom apartments contained in a two and a half storey building. The proposals will be placed on display in The Harlington between 4.00pm and 7.00pm on the day.

Simon McFarlane, associated planning director at Renaissance Retirement, said:

"Given local housing pressures and an ageing population, we believe our proposals would help address a clear need while making good use of a well located, sustainable site. We're very aware of the nature of the surrounding area and have been working particularly hard on the scheme's design."

He added:

Given that we are in the early stages of developing our plans, we're keen to meet and talk to the community so that we can understand local views before we complete further work. As a result, we hope that residents will be able to spare the time to attend next week's event.

To date, Renaissance Retirement has held initial contact with the district council through its pre-application process. Subject to progress, it is expected that formal plans could be lodged with the Council's Planning Department by February.

For anyone with questions about the proposals, Renaissance Retirement can be contacted on 01425 474 674 or via
Matthew Turpin: 07786 444934 | 01425 484 414 |