Kent County Cricket Club announces plans for retirement homes
Kent County Cricket Club
are working with McCarthy and Stone
by Jamie Bullen
Kent County Cricket Club have announced they are looking to
submit plans for retirement homes overlooking the ground.
The club revealed they are working with McCarthy and Stone to
provide the homes after dropping plans for a hotel and gym.
They said a developer could not be attracted to the scheme after
The homes would be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments
with communal facilities and gardens.
A pre-application consultation will take place in the coming
months before a planning application is submitted.
Jamie Clifford, chief executive of Kent Cricket, said; "We are
pleased to be announcing the start of work on these exciting
"The club, after considerable efforts to generate interest, has
concluded that the prospect of securing a high-quality hotel
developer is extremely remote.
"McCarthy and Stone are a leader in their field, and I hope
that we can look forward to a seeing a high quality scheme
Miles Willshire of McCarthy and Stone said the homes were
aimed at elderly residents wanting to remain active in later
He said: "We are committed to engaging with the local community
and club and will be offering residents and members the opportunity
to meet with the project team to discuss early proposals."
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