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Plans have been submitted to transform land at Halesworth Dairy Farm into new retirement homes.

McCarthy Stone, the UK's leading developer of retirement communities, submitted the proposal, which includes a mix of apartments and bungalows, to East Suffolk District Council.

Plans would deliver 43 one-and-two bedroom retirement apartments and ten bungalows, along with landscaped outdoor space and on-site car parking.

An artistic impression of the Halesworth development plans. Picture: McCarthy Stone
An artistic impression of the Halesworth development plans. Picture: McCarthy Stone

With homes available for private sale, to rent and to part rent-part buy, the development would be near the town centre and close to shops and services.

As part of the proposal, McCarthy Stone would transfer a parcel of land at the north of the site to Halesworth Town Council to be used as a community space.

Before the plans were submitted, a public consultation was carried out with 73 per cent of residents in support of the proposals.

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

Matt Wills, Divisional Managing Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We are pleased with the response to our proposals, with over 70 per cent of respondents to our consultation outlining support for the plans. Feedback has indicated that many in the local community regard this as a positive use for the site.

"We’re confident that there is a local need for retirement accommodation in Halesworth and that this proposal will help to release existing family homes onto the market.

“We are happy that we can give back to Halesworth by providing land for a community asset. We will be working closely with the Town Council to ensure this site meets the needs of the community.”

Further information on the proposals can be found on the project website.

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