Surrey County Council has submitted plans for a new extra-care development in Banstead that it hopes will enable older people to live independently for longer.
Around 50 one- and two-bedroom flats are set to be provided on the site of the former Bentley day centre on the Horseshoe, with care and support available to residents should they need it.
The council says it is committed to providing 725 affordable new homes in extra care housing schemes by 2030.
As well as the Banstead site, other locations around the county are being considered.
The plans show that the new homes would be flexible enough to adapt to residents’ changing needs, while the building and grounds would be wheelchair-accessible.
Mark Nuti, cabinet member for Adults and Health, said: “Extra care housing enables older people to enjoy privacy, independence and the social benefits of communal spaces which welcome not only residents and their visitors, but also the wider local community.
“We’re pleased to be bringing forward these plans as we work towards our Community Vision for 2030, which prioritises people leading active and fulfilling lives and receiving the social care support they need at the right time and in the right place.”
The council is inviting feedback from the local community ahead of applying for outline planning approval.
The survey will be open till 24 November, with online Q&A drop-in events due to be held on 15 and 17 November.
Image: CGI rendering of Surrey County Council’s completed extra care development in Banstead. Credit: Surrey County Council
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