Virtual Exhibition

Our virtual exhibition will be live between Thursday 21st March to Wednesday 3rd April 2024 on this website.

Public Exhibition

Thursday 21st March 2024, 3pm to 7pm at RBLI Capel Morris Centre, Hall Road, Aylesford ME20 7NL.

Proposals for a specialist retirement community in Aylesford

McCarthy Stone is working up proposals to develop land at St Andrews Close, Aylesford to provide a new, specialist retirement community, comprising of:

A high-quality Retirement Living development featuring up to 50 no. 1- and 2- bedroom retirement apartments.

Self–contained Retirement Living apartments and associated facilities designed for older persons, securely accessed interlinked via heated corridors.

Tailored shared facilities within the Retirement Living development, including a reception area with a full-time site manager, residents’ lounge, internal refuse and mobility scooter storage and guest site, along with landscaped gardens.

For the wider community, such schemes can play a contributory role to attract investment, provide employment and social capital, environmental improvements, and free up family housing which can contribute to the health of local housing markets.

Our commitment to Community Engagement

As part of our commitment to community engagement, we have commenced a community consultation programme to inform local people of our initial proposals and gather feedback. A two-week virtual exhibition is being held from Thursday 21st March to Wednesday 3rd April to introduce our emerging proposals for the site and invite feedback.

We look forward to listening to your feedback at this time and will seek to demonstrate how our proposals have responded to feedback received, before a planning application is submitted to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

Retirement Communities

There is a significant need for this type of development both nationally and locally, and it is important that communities address the current and future needs of their residents.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council’s Housing Market Assessment (2022) highlights that “The elderly and first time buyers are the biggest perceived gaps with the supply and types of housing to fulfil their needs”

The Assessment goes on to report: “Given the ageing of the population, the need for specialist older people accommodation is expected to increase. Based on population projections there is a need for the following by 2040:

  • 760 additional units of specialist older person (C3) accommodation (38 units each year); and
  • 258 additional bedspaces of C2 residential care accommodation (13 bedspaces each year)”