Retirement village planned for a neglected former housing estate in Guiseley
Developers McCarthy Stone have submitted proposals to build a 51-apartment, 15-bungalow complex on vacant Silverdale Avenue land in the city.
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The company says the program would create 20 full-time jobs and that the site’s communal facilities would include gardens, a lounge, a restaurant and charging rooms for mobility scooters.
In its planning statement, the company said the program “will provide a range of economic benefits, including full-fledged direct employment, supporting the local economy with increased attendance and local spending.”
They added that there would also be social benefits, “Through the provision of specialist housing for older people, giving older people a choice of accommodation to help them retain their independence, stay in an inclusive community and reduce pressure on health care facilities”.
The application says the old housing estate, which is in a residential area opposite a long row of houses, is now “neglected” after being unused for several years.
A decision on whether or not to approve will likely be made by Leeds City Council in the coming months.