Appeal decision gives consent for dozens of new retirement homes

Adlington Retirement Living, which designs, builds and operates Independent Retirement Communities, has won a planning appeal to build 61 new homes in Knaresborough.

The family-owned business has launched 14 Independent Retirement Communities so far. The Knaresborough location will be its 20th retirement community, as the business currently has five sites under construction.

Recently opened communities include The Woodlands in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, and Jacobs Gate in Sheffield.

More Adlington Retirement Living communities are due to open in the next two years, including The Sidings in Lytham, Lancashire, and The Spindles in Menston, Yorkshire.

Dr Ed Gladman, managing director, said: “This is a fantastic result for both our team and the people of Knaresborough.

“An Adlington Retirement Living community provides genuinely lifechanging homes for those individuals who move in.

“Our vision is to empower the older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life. We do this by creating quality retirement communities in safe and secure environments and providing our homeowners with stimulating activities, extensive communal facilities and beautiful private gardens.”

In the past five years, Adlington Retirement Living has grown from 45 employees to a team of more than 120, including its in-house land team, planners, architects, designers, construction team, and sales and marketing colleagues.