Untold Living has submitted a planning application for a retirement village on the site of a former care home in West Sussex.
The application to Crawley Borough Council is for 105 one-and two-bedroom extra-care apartments, spread across two three- and four-storey buildings, at the site of Oakhurst Grange Care Home, Crawley, which closed in 2013.
The proposed development will also feature ten bungalows and 73,300 sq ft of green and recreational space across the 163,800 sq ft site.
The planning application is expected to go before Crawley Borough Council’s planning committee later this year. A consultation programme is underway to gather feedback from the local community.
Untold Living currently operates the 64-unit Chantry Court village in Westbury, Wiltshire. The company is backed by investment firm Matter Real Estate.
Untold Living CEO Russell Jewell said: “This is a transformational opportunity for Crawley to breathe new life into a long-disused site and provide much-needed accommodation for local elderly people.
“Many thousands of older people are living in accommodation that is wholly unsuited to their needs, which poses a very real risk to their mental and physical wellbeing.
“The Untold Living scheme in Crawley will not only provide round-the-clock care and support to residents, but also help to tackle numerous chronic issues affecting older people that have been linked to cognitive decline, in particular isolation and loneliness.”