By Laura Maltby Thursday 13 September 2012 Updated: 13/09 07:52
PLANS for a major new £25 million development in Leamington have been submitted to Warwick District Council.
Orbit Homes and Deeley Properties are planning to create an independent living with care scheme on land at Queensway, which will include 179 one and two-bedroom apartments.
The new scheme – aimed at the over-55s – is designed to provide affordable living and will feature a wide range of facilities including a restaurant, café, garden room, hairdressing salon and IT suite – many of which will be available for use by the wider community.
The development is planned for the former AL-KO Kober site, which has been redundant for 12 years since the firm moved to a complex in Southam.
The plans went out for consultation in the spring and received an enthusiastic response from locals.
Pat Moroney, a director of Deeley Properties, said: “We believe this is an ideal use for this site. Not only will it bring investment, employment and vitality to the area, it will see imaginative and wholly appropriate use of a site which has been dormant for a long time.
“A massive amount of work has gone into the scheme, much of it in consultation with the local authority.”
The new development would create more than 50 jobs and the two companies would hope to start work on the scheme early next year if it gains planning consent.
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