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Locals get say on ambitious Leyburn scheme
2:47pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
LOCAL people are being given their say on an ambitious bid to create a state-of-the-art extra care scheme for the elderly in the Yorkshire Dales.
The existing Brentwood Lodge elderly person’s home in Leyburn would be torn down as part of the scheme – and replaced with a 53-apartment complex.
North Yorkshire County Council is working with Broadacres Housing Association and Richmondshire District Council on the project.
And people living in the town are now being encouraged to attend a consultation event in the Oak Room at Thornborough Hall, Leyburn, on January 10 between 12.30pm and 6.30pm.
The aim of the event is to allow local people to view the plans and to speak to the partners about the proposed scheme.
All the apartments will be available to rent in line with local housing need with priority initially being given to residents of Brentwood Lodge, followed by people living in Leyburn and the surrounding villages.
The scheme will be owned and managed by Broadacres and will be able to support people with a range of needs, including people with very high care and support needs, such as dementia, physical disabilities, mobility problems, sensory impairment, anxiety and other age-related problems.
Once the new scheme is completed and residents of Brentwood Lodge have moved into their new homes or elsewhere, the current building will be demolished and Broadacres will develop new housing on the site, approximately 40 per cent of which will be affordable.