Thorngate submits planning application for new homes in the town

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Thorngate Churcher Trust has submitted its planning application to build 28 new homes in Gosport designed to house those over 50 and of limited means.

The plans are for a development of one bedroom homes to be built on the corner of Grove Road and Sealark Road in Gosport.

Thorngate chief executive Anne Taylor said the application has been submitted following consultation with local residents and is designed to meet increasing demand in the town for homes of this kind.

“Research has clearly demonstrated a need for older persons’ accommodation in Gosport in the coming years and we believe that this development will help meet some of this demand,” said Anne. “Our early consultation has already led to a number of local people interested in living in one of these new homes.

“The development is well located in Gosport with good access to local facilities, it is on a key bus route and we believe these plans comply with the aims and objectives of the adopted local plan and national policy.”

Anne said the new homes will have communal facilities and be set in landscaped gardens. If planning is granted the new development will allow the over 50s who are looking for a social landlord to live independently but with the benefit of warden support.

Thorngate Churcher Trust has been providing homes for those in need in Gosport since 1865 and it currently operates 124 sheltered flats for assisted living across three sites in Gosport.

It operates as an almshouse which is a charitable form of self-sufficient, low-cost community housing for local people in housing need. 

The plans are due to be considered by Gosport Borough Council.

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