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Later Living Community Approved
A new later living community is coming to Walton-on-Thames. The new community, which will have multi-purpose spaces and inter-generational facilities, will see 222 units being built, making it one of the UK’s largest extra care developments permitted to date in a town centre location.
Nexus Planning won the appeal to build the later living community on behalf of Guild Living and Legal & General. Life3A architects have designed the residential development which will deliver extra care accommodation for around 350 people in Walton-on-Thames.
The community will see 126 self-contained one, two and three bedroom homes, plus 26 smaller care suites which will provide a higher level of care and transitional accommodation.
The residential development will include a gym and restaurant, as well as multi-purpose spaces that will be open to the public. The scheme will also include a generous new area of public realm through the centre of the site to create a new link between the town centre, Ashely Park and Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club. Several types of trees, including mature oaks and London planes, will be incorporated into the design, with a new ecological corridor running along the side of the site.
Tim Spencer, Associate Director of Nexus Planning’s specialist Later Living Team, said: “At Nexus Planning, we are passionate about developments that play a critical part in improving the health and wellbeing of the older generation. We are particularly pleased that the broad range of significant benefits of this later living scheme have been recognised by the Planning Inspectorate, and we hope that this approval will pave the way for further developments which will allow more people to live their best lives in their retirement years.
“This development will provide a fantastic place for residents to live and thrive, whilst enabling them to remain connected with the broader community, the town centre as well as the natural environment. We look forward to seeing this later living community.”
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