New extra care scheme for Thirsk

Housing 21 has been granted planning permission for a new extra care housing scheme with library service in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Working in partnership with Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council, Housing 21 will provide a 52 apartment scheme with restaurant, hair salon and activity rooms for local people aged 55+ which will also be accessible to the wider community.  The scheme will be built over two phases enabling the existing Cherry Garth residential care home to remain the home of those currently living there until phase one of the new extra care scheme is built. Cherry Garth will then be demolished and replaced with the second phase of the new scheme. This exciting new facility will also house a new public library and provide the people of Thirsk and Sowerby with a modern efficient facility for the future.  

Clare Hemming, Development Programme Manager for Housing 21 said: “We are delighted that planning approval has been granted and look forward to working with Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council in bringing this extra care scheme to fruition.”

The apartments will provide local people aged 55 and over with either one or two bedrooms with options for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.