Retirement flats plans

INPUT from residents is being sought by a developer looking to create new retirement home in Newton Mearns.

McCarthy and Stone is creating a Later Living development and a public exhibition is planned to showcase the design which is earmarked for the vacant land at the junction of Crookfur and Stewarton roads which will become 69 one and two bedroom apartments specifically designed for the over 60s.

Developers say it will add a landmark to the site and enhance the mix of development at Greenlaw Village.

The exhibition will feature artists’ impressions and architectural drawings between 1pm and 7pm next Wednesday at the Parklands Country Club.

The one and two-bedroom apartments will have shared facilities, McCarthy and Stone’s award-winning landscaping, guest accommodation and 24-hour security for home owners.

East Renfrewshire council said that they had only just received the plans and that it was too early for them to comment upon them.

Steve Wiseman, managing director of McCarthy and Stone in Scotland, said: “Our Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life.

“We believe our proposal for Greenlaw Village will benefit the community by increasing retirement accommodation options in the area and helping to support the local economy.

“We’re very keen to get feedback from the community to help shape our proposal before we submit a planning application to East Renfrewshire council, so I would urge people to come along to our exhibition to have a look at our plans.”

McCarthy and Stone developments for Later Living are designed to allow people of advanced age to retain their independence by housing them in a home suited specifically to their needs.

All their Later Living developments feature a residents’ lounge, guest suite for visiting friends and relatives, a lift, secure entry system and shared, landscaped gardens.