Plans launched for new Stockport retirement living scheme

Retirement living developer, McCarthy Stone, has submitted a planning application to Stockport Council for a new scheme in Davenport.

The group wants to redevelop land at Trinity Gardens and create high quality retirement accommodation, specially designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

The scheme, if approved, will deliver a development of 54 apartments, featuring a residents’ lounge, set amongst attractive, landscaped gardens with on-site parking provision. There will also be a guest suite, lift access to all floors and a mobility scooter charging and storage room,

Ahead of submitting a planning application, McCarthy Stone said it carried out meetings with immediate neighbours to inform them about the proposals and received positive feedback from individuals who are looking forward to seeing the site redeveloped.

The local community is encouraged to find out more about the plans and provide their feedback at a public exhibition on June 20, from 2pm to 7pm at The Brookdale Club and Theatre in Stockport.

Members of the project team will be available to talk through site plans and answer any questions residents may have.

In addition to the in-person event, McCarthy Stone will also be hosting an online virtual consultation which will be available from June 13 to June 27, at

Ian Wilkins the divisional managing director North, McCarthy Stone, said: “Our plans provide a fantastic opportunity to deliver much-needed retirement living accommodation in Davenport.

“The site is ideally located with public transport links to local shops and amenities nearby, as well as connections across the region.

“Our proposals for Davenport will help to address a demand for retirement accommodation in the area, providing housing choice for older people, whilst freeing up the wider housing market for local families and first time buyers further down the chain in an area with high demand for these types of homes.”

He added: “We are pleased to be hosting an online consultation to provide so many people with the opportunity to view our plans and find out more about the scheme. Our in-person event will also provide a great opportunity for residents to ask any questions they may have about the scheme.”