Plans submitted for Worksop old age apartment scheme

Plans for a major project to build 51 modern apartments meeting the needs of Worksop's elderly residents have been submitted for approval.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:51 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:53 am

A1 Housing, Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are proposing to develop the apartment complex in place of the Abbey Grove Independent Living Centre in Lowtown.

A planning application for the scheme was submitted last week after the confirmation of funding from the two councils and the Homes and Communities Agency to provide additional extra care facilities.

District council regeneration director David Armiger said: “We are pleased that funding has been secured and now look forward to the outcome of the application.”

Abbey Grove is owned by the district council and managed by A1 Housing, and consists of 32 bedsits which are earmarked for demolition.

The redevelopment proposes 51 wheelchair friendly, self-contained one and two-bed apartments, along with communal activity areas.

Of those, 37 will be designated as extra care places which help older people to live as independently as possible, with the reassurance of care staff on-site 24 hours a day.

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