On 14th July 2016 Irene Craik wrote:

Consent for extra care scheme

We're delighted that our proposals for an extra care scheme in Preston were unanimously approved at planning committee last week.

This project involves developing an underused suburban site to provide 60 new independent living homes, designed specifically for people over the age of 55 with varying care needs. To foster a sense of community, a number of shared facilities will be provided, including a large central courtyard, as well as more informal, incidental spaces. The apartments are designed to blur boundaries between private and communal space to encourage residents to take ownership of shared areas and facilitate interaction. Homes are designed to be fully accessible and wheelchair adaptable, with sliding doors to assist those with mobility issues and large storage areas for wheelchairs and scooters.