McCarthy & Stone has signed a conditional contract to develop part of the Chocolate Works site in York, should the council give it a green light in their Local Plan.
“The site was part of the car park for the former Terry’s Chocolate Factory’s, it is situated between the river and the racecourse in York,” a McCarthy & Stone spokesman said. “Although the site is previously developed, for amenity uses it is classed as greenbelt, but we are hopeful that York Council will continue to support the release development in their forthcoming Local Plan.”
“This is just the sort of site we are always looking for. A site with local amenities and good transport links is ideal and will make the perfect place to retire to.”
The development would see approximately 70 Retirement Living Plus apartments for over 70s. Because most McCarthy & Stone customers move locally, developments like the Chocolate Works free up larger homes in the area for families to move into.
McCarthy & Stone is the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities. Customers are able to leave behind the burden of maintaining their previous home and enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle where daily tasks like gardening, taking the rubbish out and fixing taps are taken care off. McCarthy & Stone customers live with like-minded people, make new friends and eat better in our restaurants. That reduces loneliness and provides peace of mind, helping customers to maintain independence.