250-home retirement village planned for Newton Mearns

Plans have been submitted for a new ‘retirement village’ containing 252 homes and an 80-bed care home in Newton Mearns.

Situated off Netherplace Road, Newton Mearns Retirement Village has been conceived by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects on behalf of Newton Mearns Projects to cater exclusively for the over-55 market.

Under plans lodged with East Renfrewshire Council, the development will also feature a ‘multi-purpose village centre’ and full supporting facilities and amenities, with a new access road from Aurs Road at the former Dye Works on Netherplace Road.

A view of the proposed Village Centre

In the submission the developers state that the project “will create much needed sustainable, safe, secure and specific retirement residential accommodation within East Renfrewshire that has not been available to date”.

A similar development by Persimmon Homes was refused in 2015, after objections from the community, social health and care partnership and Glasgow Airport.

The previous application, which is not related to the current proposals, outlined plans for a 55-bed care home and 360 apartments in the retirement village.

The Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) said that there is no case for a care home in Newton Mearns, and that the developer has made assumptions about the area’s demographics.

Images courtesy of Jewitt & Wilkie Architects

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