OLDER PEOPLE’S HOUSING IN THE HOLT PARK AREA

The Council is currently looking at a development opportunity in Holt Park for older people’s housing as part of a prospectus to go to the Council’s November Executive Board. This accommodation will be extra care beds with nursing, care beds without nursing and dementia care. The Council is looking to provide this type of provision in areas where there is a projected need for specialist accommodation. Currently there is an under-supply in the Ward of 54 extra care beds and 97 care beds with nursing.

The development site is adjacent to the current Farrar Lane sheltered housing scheme and has been identified for older people’s housing in the Site Allocations Plan.  The timeline for the site to go to market is late November/early December.