New retirement village for Newton Mearns?

Image courtesy of Jewitt & Wilkie Architects
Image courtesy of Jewitt & Wilkie Architects

Plans have been submitted for a new ‘retirement village’ containing 252 homes and an 80-bed care home in Newton Mearns.

Situated off Netherplace Road, Newton Mearns Retirement Village has been planned by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects on behalf of Newton Mearns Projects to cater exclusively for the over-55 market.

Under plans lodged with East Renfrewshire Council, the development will feature a multi-purpose village centre and full supporting facilities and amenities.

In the submission the developers state that the project “will create much-needed sustainable, safe, secure and specific retirement residential accommodation within East Renfrewshire that has not been available to date”.

A similar development by Persimmon Homes was refused in 2015, after objections from the community, social health and care partnership and Glasgow Airport.

The previous application outlined plans for a 55-bed care home and 360 apartments in the retirement village. The Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) said that there is no case for a care home in Newton Mearns, and that the developer has made assumptions about the area’s demographics.