End of eyesore in housing bid

The land between Breck Road and Station Road in Poulton and (below) Carol Woolley.
The land between Breck Road and Station Road in Poulton and (below) Carol Woolley.
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A TOWN centre eyesore could be redeveloped to become sheltered housing for elderly people.

The disused land between Breck Road and Station Road in Poulton is being mooted as a site for assisted living accommodation.

Carol Woolley

Carol Woolley

Residents are first being consulted on the plans before a formal planning application is made to Wyre Council.

Calls have been made for the land to be developed in recent years, including ideas for housing, a supermarket and a health centre.

McCarthy and Stone are proposing to build assisted living units, with an estate manager and a selection of shared and communal facilities, including a restaurant and dining room.

The development will be designed to allow residents to retain their independence.

The company has said the site is an ideal location due its close transport links and local amenities and will include landscaped communal gardens.

Poulton Historical and Civic Society has met with developers McCarthy and Stone and said it thinks the proposal is an excellent idea.

Chairman Carol Woolley added: “We’re pleased somebody is hoping to go ahead with work on what has become a mess of a site.

“I think there will be a big call for it because of the older population in Poulton. There’s obviously a niche for this type of living.”

McCarthy and Stone are set to hold a public exhibition at St Chad’s Church Hall, on Vicarage Road, Poulton, for residents to find out more about the plans.

The exhibition will take place between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday, November 27.

It will allow people to share their ideas on the accommodation to tailor it to the local landscape and people’s wants and needs.

Mr Bailie added: “It’s important we get the right things happening in the area.

“I think it could be a little early to get too excited but it could be a very appropriate scheme.”

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