Retirement homes plans given the go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 21:58 30 August 2012

A typical lounge in one of McCarthy & Stone's retirement homes

A typical lounge in one of McCarthy & Stone's retirement homes


PLANS to build a retirement complex in the heart of Potters Bar have been given the green light.

As reported by the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Potters Bar Edition in February, retirement property firm McCarthy & Stone had applied to turn the old Honeywood House site in Darkes Lane into a purpose-built extra care accommodation site for the elderly.

Planning permission has now been granted and work is now expected to begin to turn the currently derelict site into a collection of 55 apartments, made up of one and two bed properties with landscaped gardens and a shared lounge.

Sharon Callcut, regional marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone, said: “We’re thrilled to be introducing the McCarthy & Stone lifestyle to Potters Bar.

“As specialists in retirement, we understand what our customers want and pride ourselves on offering the ideal place for our purchasers to make the most of their later years in absolute comfort, without relinquishing either their independence or home ownership.”

The application accepted by Hertsmere Borough Council features two more apartments than the initial 53 mooted by McCarthy & Stone and will also feature 26 on site car parking spaces.

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