Plans lodged for dozens of affordable homes and an extra care scheme

New plans have been unveiled for 54 affordable homes and a 68-apartment extra care scheme, two miles from Bridlington town centre.

The application has been submitted by Esh Construction in a £25m development brought forward in partnership with Housing 21 and a regional registered housing provider.

The proposed design features a three-storey extra care building containing one and two-bedroom apartments and communal facilities including a restaurant, hair salon and a resident lounge.

A mix of two and three-bedroom houses, two-bedroom bungalows and one-bedroom ‘walk up’ apartments will be constructed for affordable tenures, including affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy.

This is earmarked for land off Pinfold Lane in the north of Bridlington, which is allocated for residential development in the East Riding Local Plan.

Laura Devaney, land and partnerships director at Esh Construction, said: “We have worked closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure local need was fully considered within plans for the development, including both design and housing tenures.

“It is widely documented that our ageing society is causing a shortage of later life living options which means building new extra care housing is a high priority.

“Add to this, the Government’s target to build 180,000 new homes through the 2021-2026 Affordable Homes Programme, and schemes which foster inter-generational living can make a significant difference to the shortage of these types of living options within communities.”

Housing 21 will take ownership of the extra care facility which will allow people to live independently in their own home, while accessing on-site care and support should they need it.

All apartments will be made available for social rent. Deborah Hope, head of development at Housing 21, said: “We are pleased planning permission for Housing 21’s Extra Care scheme in Bridlington has been submitted.

“We look forward to being able to build homes for local older people where they can live independently for longer, in the community that they know and love.”

Devaney added: “An extensive amount of work has gone into this scheme to date, and I would like to thank all parties for their involvement, including Acanthus WSM Architects, Devcom Ltd, Millea Group Ltd, ECS Consultants and ID Planning.”

In the event of a successful planning decision, Esh Construction will continue to work with BWA (Europe) Ltd, AA Projects and Eastwood Consulting Engineers throughout the development.