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County council unveils plans for homes for older people across four more sites

Plans have been revealed for purpose-built homes to help older people live independently across four more Surrey sites.

The county council is seeking outline planning permission for affordable extra care housing schemes in Ottershaw, Worcester Park, Camberley and Frimley. Between them, the four developments would provide in the region of 250 homes, a mix of one and two-bedroom flats. 

Similar plans have already been unveiled for extra care housing in Banstead, while plans are also progressing for schemes in other areas including Pond Meadow, Guildford.

Extra care housing enables older people to live in their own homes and communities with care and support always on hand. They can also enjoy the social benefits of communal spaces which welcome visitors and the wider local community.

The county council is committed to providing 725 affordable new homes in extra care housing schemes across Surrey by 2030.  

Architects’ images have been released to give an idea of how the developments in Ottershaw, Worcester Park, Camberley and Frimley could look.

The county council is inviting feedback from the communities local to the four sites ahead of applying for outline planning approval.

Further details of the proposed scheme and community engagement can be found here for the former Pinehurst Resource Centre in Camberley, here for the former Cuddington School field, here for the former Brockhurst care home in Ottershaw and here for the former Lakeside Primary School field in Frimley.  

Mark Nuti, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Our ambition is to bring affordable extra care housing to locations around Surrey and these four sets of proposals bring us a step closer. Not only would the schemes help older people live life to the full, they would also breathe new life into four community sites.

“In line with our Community Vision for 2030, extra care housing supports people to lead active and fulfilling lives and access care and support at the right time and in the right place. Older people can enjoy independence and privacy with their own front doors but with care and support close at hand.”

More information about the future of extra care housing in Surrey including a video showing how schemes could look can be found here.

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