The firm has already delivered Hewson Court in the town. Credit: via Cavendish

McCarthy Stone advances Hexham proposal

Ahead of submitting plans, the retirement living specialist is holding a consultation on a 48-apartment development off Station Road.

The site, close to Hexham station at the junction of Priestpopple and Station Road, is allocated for housing development in the Northumberland Council Local Plan.

Under its proposals as they stand, McCarthy Stone would deliver a project including a guest suite and residents’ lounge, set among landscaped gardens with on-site parking provision.

There would be a lift to all floors and a mobility scooter charging and storage room.

McCarthy Stone is holding a public exhibition on Wednesday 25 October at The Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, while the online consultation is now live, and will be available until 27 October.

The firm was also responsible for Hewson Court in Hexham’s Dene Avenue.

Ciaran Aldridge, who recently joined from a senior property role at Aldi to become divisional managing director for the North with McCarthy Stone, said:

“Our plans provide a fantastic opportunity to deliver much-needed Retirement Living accommodation in Hexham. The site is ideally located with public transport links to local shops and amenities nearby, as well as connections across the region.

“Our proposals for Hexham will help to address a demand for retirement accommodation in the area, providing housing choice for older people, whilst freeing up the wider housing market for local families and first-time buyers further down the chain in an area with high demand for these types of homes.

“We are pleased to be hosting an online consultation to provide so many people with the opportunity to view our plans and find out more about the scheme. Our in-person event will also provide a great opportunity for residents to ask any questions they may have about the scheme.”

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We would love to live in Hexham – there are very few retirement options in Alnwick where we live now. We would consider rental if not too expensive and would hope a very quiet whippet would be allowed, presumably iy would be a couple of years off before they would be ready which would suit us fine

By Jean Lawrence

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