Bramcote School flats plan finally goes to council

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Plans to transform a former school into retirement accommodation have finally been submitted.

Following on from a consultation last year McCarthy and Stone has submitted the documents for 54 assisted living flats at Bramcote School in Filey Road.

Extra parking and landscaping will also be provided if the scheme is approved by councillors later this year.

The site is owned by Scarborough College which is working closely with McCarthy and Stone prior to the submission of a planning application.

If the plans are approved by Scarborough Borough Council the college will reinvest funds from the sale.

McCarthy and Stone’s Assisted Living schemes offer secure accommodation to the elderly, allowing them to retain independence.

Assisted Living developments have step-free access throughout and are staffed 24 hours a day, ensuring homeowners have access to both personal and domestic assistance as required.

In November the college and McCarthy and Stone held a public open day for residents to see the plans for themselves.

Speaking after the meeting Steve Secker, regional managing director for McCarthy and Stone (Northern Region) said: “Our exhibition was well attended and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to provide the project team with their views.

“We are confident that this is the right location to improve local housing choice for elderly people, close to the centre of Scarborough and its many shops and facilities.

“We’re committed to consulting with the local community.”

Tim Fenton, business manager for Scarborough College added: “We acquired the former Bramcote School site in 2012 and have taken time to explore our options for its sale to allow us to reinvest funds into Scarborough College and Bramcote Junior School.”

Opened in 1901, Bramcote Preparatory School was originally a series of Victorian villas, which were later united through the addition on of infill buildings and extensions.

Whilst the proposal is to demolish the existing Bramcote School, the new building will sit on the same footprint and maintain the current building line.

The plans are now out to public consultation, with residents and groups, including Yorkshire Water, invited to submit thoughts and opinions on the scheme.

A decision will be made by Scarborough Borough Council’s planning and development committee later this year.

To view the plans visit www.scarborough.gov.uk.