Cambourne community invited to view retirement proposals

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, is inviting the community in Cambourne to view and comment on their plans to redevelop land on Monkfield Lane, Cambourne with high-quality Retirement Living accommodation.

While the plans are still in their early stages of development, McCarthy and Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and has offered nearby households, businesses and stakeholders the opportunity to meet with the project team and view the initial proposals for the site. Where possible, the views of the local community will be incorporated into the final scheme before it is submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Local residents are invited to view McCarthy and Stone’s early proposals at a public exhibition:

 On: Wednesday 6th December 2017

  • Between: 3pm and 7pm
  • In: Meeting Room, The Hub, Cambourne Community Centre, High Street, Cambourne, CB23 6GW

Members of the project team will be on hand at the public exhibition to answer questions.

Cambourne has been identified as a community with a significant future need for elderly housing. As of 2014, there were 28,000 individuals of retirement age in South Cambridgeshire. However, this figure is predicted to rise to 48,000 by 2039, a 71% increase in a 25-year period.

The provision of much-needed retirement housing will enable current residents to remain in Cambourne, whilst enabling younger families to move into properties suitable for their needs. In addition, the development will incorporate three retail units, providing a number of employment opportunities for local people. Alongside spending from residents of the development, this will help to boost the local economy.

Matt Wills, Regional Managing Director of McCarthy and Stone, commented: “We look forward to displaying our draft proposals to the local community before we finalise our planning application. We have worked hard to create a sensitive scheme that is in keeping with the character of the local area.”

He continued: “There is a significant need for specialist housing for older people in South Cambridgeshire, and this proposal would help to address this housing need. In doing so, it would allow local older people to downsize to accommodation better suited to their needs.”

The local community can find out more by calling the freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.