The images present a brand new retirement neighborhood of 91 properties which have been proposed for Billericay

Picture above: a projected image of what the development might look like. (Photo credit: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd)

A new 91-house community could be built in Billericay, Essex if plans are approved.

McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd. have submitted proposals to Basildon Borough Council to build the Green Belt estate on London Road.

The apartments will consist of sheltered apartments and additional care, divided into two three-story blocks.

A site plan of the proposed development. (Photo credit: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd)The location on London Road where the development is to be built. (Photo credit: Google)

The site is currently open and borders the Billericay Lawn Tennis Club to the south and across the street to the east and west.

The planning statement, written on behalf of the applicant and submitted as part of the planning applications, states: “Retirement home, sheltered accommodation, is a proven option for older people who want to move into accommodation that has the ability to provide comfort, safety and security to manage independently to a greater extent.

“It enables older people to live in the community and outside of institutions while they are calm and given the care and support they need.

Projected image of the development. (Photo credit: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd)The development will consist of two three-story buildings. (Photo credit: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd)The apartments are meant to be a mix of one and two bedroom houses. (Photo credit: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd)

“The retirement housing developments proposed here are designed for the more independent elderly person who is developing one and two bedroom apartments around a central core of community facilities.

“The communal facilities include the residents’ lounge, the guest suite and garbage room, the mobility scooter shop and the property manager’s office.

“All apartments have level access and careline facilities, while all floors are accessible by elevator.”

The suggested additional care apartments are intended for people who need more support.

The planning statement added, “People who buy a nursing home will believe that as their weakness and dependency grow, they will find themselves in the right environment.

“You and your families also have the peace of mind that changing personal care needs can be easily arranged with an on-site staff team.”

The full planning application can be viewed on the Basildon Borough Council planning portal at reference number 21/00580 / FULL.

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