Cabinet approve crucial next steps for Sycamore Grange, new retirement living scheme in Golcar

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Kirklees Council’s Cabinet met today, to discuss the redevelopment of Sycamore Grange. Members reviewed the proposed budget and approved plans to move forward with the submission of a planning application and required processes for the construction of the new retirement living scheme.

The scheme will now include 41 retirement apartments. in addition to nine one-bedroom bungalows, five two-bedroom bungalows and four one-bedroom cottage flats.

Additional housing such as the bungalows and cottage flats will be available for older people. These properties will better suit their needs, as well as freeing up space for other Kirklees families.

Councillor Masood Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Housing and Highways, said:

“I’m pleased with the updated plans for the progression of Sycamore Grange’s redevelopment, showing our commitment to supporting older residents to live independently for longer.

By taking the feedback from the consultation, we’ve tailored the designs to better meet our tenants’ needs.

I’m eager to see the continuous progress of this project as work begins next year.”

Next steps will see the council apply for planning permission for the scheme. Subject to the planning and building contract process, it is intended that, contractors will start on site in late 2024.