Morgan Ashley Developments LLP announce planning permission granted for the first of four important extra care schemes in Leeds
The proposed Westerton Walk extra care facility will combine high quality residential accommodation with care services, shared lounges and dining facilities and will transform a currently vacant Leeds City Council owned site into a buzzing community hub. The 63 apartments at Westerton Walk will also feature assistive technology and round-the-clock support staff to respond to any emergencies.
Morgan Ashley is delivering the scheme in partnership with Home Group who will be owner/operator of the building once completed in early 2021.
Laurence Basturkmen, Managing Director, Morgan Ashley Care Developments said:
“Morgan Ashley is delighted that planning permission has been granted for the first of four exciting Extra Care projects we are delivering in partnership with Leeds City Council and specialist Registered Provider Home Group. These schemes will provide high quality, affordable, community focussed accommodation that promotes independent living for older people.”
Claire Kent, director at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, said:
“This development will provide vital accommodation for elderly people in Leeds and help to meet Leeds City Council’s ambition to provide up to 1,000 new extra care housing units by 2028.
Morgan Ashley Care Developments Ltd is investing to address the current undersupply and Barton Willmore is pleased to have supported in securing planning permission for this site.”
Extra care housing differs from care homes as, although residents have access to 24/7 emergency care and group activities, they are still able to live independently in a self-contained house or flat.