Hatfield retirement home project

28th June 2017

A Hatfield development firm has unveiled a plan to build on land immediately opposite its own offices.

McCarthy & Stone, which operates from a regional office on the corner of Great North Road and St Albans Road West, has submitted a planning application for 24 sheltered retirement homes.

The plan involves demolition of two empty semi-detached homes on the opposite side of Great North Road and building on their gardens.

According to the company’s architects: “Maintaining independence is a great benefit with the proposed development being so close to the shops and amenities. Residents are able to satisfy their everyday needs without the need for transport.

“Private sheltered housing schemes play a vital part in the life of the local communities. The proposed site is located within easy

walking distance of the local shops and facilities and this will contribute significantly to retail viability providing additional

expenditure within the local community, shops and businesses.”