Housing plan for Milngavie revealed

mccarthy_stone_logoA new housing development is planned that will provide retirement and affordable housing for older people in Milngavie.

Developer McCarthy & Stone proposes to build 49 retirement apartments, with access to a shared homeowners’ lounge and landscaped gardens, on land to the west of the fire station on Craigdhu Road.

The site forms part of a larger five acre site that has been identified as suitable for housing in the local development plan.

The development will be overseen by a house manager and security features, include a link to a 24 hour emergency call service.

A smaller block of 12 affordable housing apartments, for people over 55, is being proposed to be built on the same site by Sanctuary Housing.

Steve Wiseman, managing director of McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, told the Milngavie Herald: “These plans would add to the mix of housing options for older people, helping people to downsize and release family homes for sale locally.

“Our Retirement Living developments are also proven to benefit communities. Homeowners support local shops and services and we employ a number of companies during the construction process, further boosting the local economy.”

The developers held a public exhibition of the plans yesterday and will assess the feedback before a final planning application is submitted.

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