Planning have given conditional approval for 99 sheltered apartments, 34 retirement cottages and 17 retirement apartments, a doctor’s surgery and shop.
In-principle approval was also granted for a nursing home, the restoration of Villa Beaumont – a site of special interest gutted by fire in 2002 – and a village hall.Assistant planning director Peter Le Gresley said that as the approval for the first parts of the development was decided at the meeting, the permit would not be issued until revised detailed plans were submitted.
As for the in-principle approval, he said, that would have to be subjected to a detailed application.Dandara’s architects, Axis Mason Ltd, said that the plans had been substantially amended and the development reduced in light of the concerns of Planning and Beaumont residents.The original plans were subject to consultation with residents and a public exhibition.
Mr McDonald said that the same process would be applied to the next set of plans.
Neighbours of the site and St Peter residents objected to the size, density and scale of the development.