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Plans for 41 retirement apartments on Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath, approved by East Suffolk District Council



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Plans for 41 retirement living apartments on Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath, have been approved by East Suffolk District Council.

The development, overseen by McCarthy Stone, will see a mixture of one and two bedroom properties with on-site parking and landscaped gardens.

Residents will also benefit from a communal lounge, scooter charging points and lift access to all floors.

Artistic impression of approved development. Picture: McCarthy Stone
Artistic impression of approved development. Picture: McCarthy Stone

The site will be closed to the public during construction, resulting in a temporary loss of parking surrounding The Square.

However, proposals included the creation of a replacement public car park which will benefit the surrounding community and nearby businesses and will be gifted permanently to the Parish Council when the apartments are complete.

Proposals also detailed the provision of a cycleway on the northern side boundary along Eagle Way, connecting the footbridge with the village and cycle network.

Site plan for the development. Picture: McCarthy Stone
Site plan for the development. Picture: McCarthy Stone

Following the decision, Matt Wills, Divisional Managing Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We are delighted that our plans to deliver much-needed retirement accommodation in Martlesham Heath have been approved. We know there is a real need for this kind of specialist housing supported by the fact that several residents have already expressed an interest in purchasing an apartment.

“At McCarthy Stone, we always look for opportunities to support local communities. We hope that by providing a public car park for Martlesham Parish Council, we have been able to secure a significant long-term asset for the village.”

“We would like to thank local stakeholders and residents for their input and feedback throughout the planning process and we look forward to being part of the community.”

McCarthy Stone apartments can be occupied by people aged 60 or over and are provided for outright sale, as well as, rent and part rent-part buy.

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