Plan for retirement flats is submitted
A CAR showroom could soon be demolished and turned into accommodation for the elderly, if new plans get the green-light.
McCarthy and Stone has submitted an application to Chiltern District Council to turn CSG Motor Company, in The Broadway, Old Amersham, into 41 flats of assisted living accommodation for the elderly with associated communal facilities, parking and landscaping.
The one and two bedroom apartments will include access to an on-site care team 24 hours a day, a restaurant and dining room offering a cooked meal 365 days a year as well as guest accommodation.
Despite the application being submitted, CSG Motor Company is reassuring customers it is still open for business.
A statement on the company’s Facebook page says: “CSG Motor Company would like to reassure all of our current and potential future customers that we are NOT closing and will be continuing as we are at our current site in Old Amersham for the foreseeable future.... in fact until 2017 at the VERY least! We’re still here.... and still very busy! We hope to see you all soon!”
The application has been submitted following two rounds of meetings with the local community.
The first meeting was held on September 25, 2015 at The Crown, directly opposite the proposed site, and consisted of a series of 30 minute ‘one-to-one’ meetings with neighbours and local councillors.
A second meeting was held on October 14, 2015 at Alfred Ellis Hall in the Amersham Free Church.
This meeting was a public exhibition for councillors, key stakeholders, and residents of the wider vicinity who were invited to view, discuss and provide feedback on a more developed set of the proposals that were on display.
A decision is expected to be made by April 13.
People who wish to comment on the application should send their views in writing before Friday, February 12 to Development Control Manager, Chiltern District Council, King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AW or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your postal address.