Planning application for 43 retirement apartments in Oakham submitted

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Plans for 43 retirement properties on the former Lonsdale House site in Barleythorpe Road, Oakham have been submitted to Rutland County Council.

Prior to the submission of its planning application, retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone consulted with the community, including a public exhibition in September.

The firm said this identified good local support for the development of the site, with 86 per cent of the pre-application feedback supporting the scheme.

Regional managing director at McCarthy and Stone Mark Wright said: “We’re very encouraged that our plans have already received a good level of positive local feedback. We’ve strived to introduce a scheme that will make a positive contribution to the special character of Oakham, whilst improving the range of housing choice available to people in later life.

“It is important that a community meets the housing needs of all its residents, and this development would help meet a local, and growing, housing need in the area. Increasing the housing choice for residents in later life also releases family-sized housing back into local markets, which helps to stimulate the housing chain and enable young families and first time buyers to have a better opportunity within the housing market.”

More information on the development can be found at or by calling the project’s freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.