BAXENDEN Area Council is holding a drop-in session for residents to see plans, photos and artist‘s impressions of the proposed development of the site of the old Hill Top Nursing Home.
It is scheduled for next Thursday evening, 13 December, at St John's Primary School between 7pm and 9pm.
Developers Wharfdale want to provide 100 one and two-bedroom flats, classified as extra care housing, for elderly members of the community.
They would be a mix of one and two-bedroom homes with living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and wheelchair access, and would be a mix of owner-occupied and rented accommodation
The aim is to allow elderly people to stay independent by living in their own homes for longer.
The state-of-the art complex wojuld use technology to safeguard the residents’s safety, such as monitoring if someone gets up in the night and alerting a carer if they don’t return to bed within a certain time.
The residents would have access to a low-cost restaurant and there would be a range of leisure facilities, including hobby classes, a hairdresser‘s and an on-site shop.
Representatives of the developers will be on hand at next week‘s meeting to answer any questions from villagers.
One concern has been the height of the building which is planned to be six storeys.
Councillor John Griffiths is calling on all local residents to attend and give their opinions as it may be the last time the public are consulted before building work starts.