Plans about to be submitted for 140-home town care complex in Eastwood

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Plans for an extra care housing complex of 140 homes in Eastwood Town Centre are being prepared for submission next week after a more than a year of consultation.

Broxtowe is currently the only district in Nottinghamshire with no extra care housing - where older people can live as independently as possible but with care staff on-site for 24 hours a day.

If approved, the plans would see the former school site on Walker Street transformed into a housing complex for elderly people, including 30 units reserved for those with council-funded care.

Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council which plans to invest £2million in the scheme attended the Eastwood Town Council meeting on Monday night to discuss the project with councillors.

The plans were met with enthusiasm from the authority but some concerns about access to the site were raised.

Cllr Josie Masters said: “It is a fantastic position for the complex as it is smack in the busiest spot where there is a bus stop, and it is near the doctors and shops.”

However, Cllr David Bagshaw expressed concerns about the width of the Wellington Place junction, the impact on parking for staff at the Citizens Advice Bureau and library, and the potential for accidents on the road where elderly people are crossing.

A planning application is due to be submitted by December 17. The homes will include apartments and bungalows and communal gardens.