Welcome to our website which aims to provide you with information on McCarthy Stone’s proposals to redevelop land at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter with Retirement Living accommodation.

As you may be aware, the Buckerell Lodge Hotel went into administration last year, following a period of difficulty in 2019 and the subsequent impact of the pandemic. McCarthy Stone has since acquired an interest in the site, and is now in the process of formulating proposals for it’s redevelopment with high-quality Retirement Living apartments, landscaped gardens and on-site car parking.

August 2021 Update

McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, is pleased to confirm that it has now submitted plans for the redevelopment of the above site.

As part of our commitment to community engagement, McCarthy Stone has conducted extensive pre-application consultation, to ensure the local community were provided with the opportunity to provide feedback on our plans before submission.

Therefore, 2,000 local residents and businesses were invited to view a virtual public consultation that was held in February 2021 as well as individual meetings with immediate neighbouring properties and stakeholders. McCarthy Stone will continue to listen to the views of all local residents with regard to its proposals post-submission.

Further details about our submitted plans can be found here.

The plans have now been submitted to Exeter City Council and will be determined by this authority in the coming months. You can view the submitted plans via the Council’s website, using the reference number: 21/0949/FUL

Contact us

We welcome your feedback. You can let us know your thoughts via the contact us page.

If you have any other questions or comments at this early stage, you can also contact us via the project’s freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.