Enzygo obtains Planning Approval for 2 Leicester care homes

Leicester Extra Care Developments

Enzygo has secured Planning Approval on behalf of its client, Ashley House plc, for two purpose-built extra care developments on the outskirts of Leicester city centre.

To be built on vacant land owned by Leicester City Council, both developments are partnership arrangements between the Council, social housing and health property planning specialist, Ashley House plc, and national Registered Provider of Housing and extra care, Home Group.

Enzygo has worked closely with all key stakeholders in the project including the Local Planning Authority, award winning architects Penoyre & Prasad, and a diverse range of technical experts. Input and feedback was also actively sought from both residents local to the sites and from adult social care workers; in many instances the designs have been adapted in response to the comments received.

Enzygo’s Director of Planning, Lee Searles, explains how Enzygo has been able to respond to the unique planning requirements of the burgeoning care home sector: “Care facilities present a number of challenges which would normally not apply to other residential developments and for which we have identified appropriate and economically viable solutions. For example it is essential that proposed designs are successfully integrated with the surrounding community whilst providing appropriate security for residents. Landscape design needs to address this and accommodate the constraints of a site that is fully accessible to wheelchair users and people with restricted movement.”

As well as project managing the submission of the planning application, an extensive array of technical site assessments has been completed by Enzygo, covering critical aspects including air quality, geo-environment, noise and heritage.

Both of these developments will make a significant contribution to Leicester City’s affordable housing requirements and to the local economy, providing secure jobs in an area where the unemployment rate is relatively high.

Enzygo has also recently secured planning consent, on behalf once more of Ashley House, for Hampshire’s first Health & Wellbeing Campus to be built at Oak Park, Havant.

For more information please visit: http://www.enzygo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Leicester-Care-home-Case-Studies.pdf

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