Coventry & Warwickshire

Warwick old people's homes given go-ahead

A Warwickshire council has given permission for 42 new homes for old people to be built.

Warwick District Council's planning committee voted unanimously to grant permission for the development of a new extra care housing scheme in Warwick.

Members of Warwickshire County Council's Cabinet had already approved the award of a contract to Housing 21 to build the new development.

The homes will be built in All Saints' Road, in the town.

The location was the site of the former Avon Court care home which closed in July.

Living independently

Construction is due to start in the autumn and take around 12 months.

The planned housing development will offer 42 shared ownership, or social rented, self-contained two-bedroomed apartments, each with their own front door, optional communal facilities, and 24-hour on site care available.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Warwickshire County Council's portfolio holder for adult, health and community services, said: "We want to give people greater choice about how they live in later life and this is the sort of accommodation we want to provide across the county.

"We know from local and national research that most people want to continue living as independently as possible, as they get older, for as long as they safely can."

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