£7.2m extra care village for Poole to go before planners

Bournemouth Echo: PLANS: An artist’s impression of Trinidad House PLANS: An artist’s impression of Trinidad House

A £7.2million scheme to build an extra care village in Poole is due to go before planners.

Trinidad House in Rossmore Road, managed by Poole Housing Partnership, is due to be redeveloped, raising the number of sheltered apartments from 107 to 144.

The proposed scheme is for a new three-storey building with 54 new apartments suitable for older people and younger disabled people, supplementing the existing flats and bungalows. There will be communal facilities and an accessible garden.

Borough of Poole and PHP have been awarded £1.7m from the Homes and Communities Agency for extra care housing and the council has committed £5.5m capital funding from the housing revenue account.

Sixteen residents have had to be moved from the old Trinidad House, but they will be given first refusal on the new apartments.

Joe Logan, chief executive of PHP, said: “The planning application for works at Trinidad Extra Care housing village was submitted in December 2013 and we expect it to be heard by the planning committee in the next couple of months.

“We hope to start work on the site in the autumn once planning permission has been approved and a contractor has been appointed.”

He said: “We carried out extensive consultation with existing residents at Trinidad before submitting the planning application and their comments influenced the final design.

“We have moved 14 of the 16 affected residents, with the remaining two set to move at the end of January. Feedback from residents to date is that they are very happy with their new accommodation and we are pleased to have been able to move people with minimum disruption.

“We are delighted to be able to meet the need for extra care provision in Poole.”

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9:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Mrs C. A Townend says...

Its brilliant to see the council finally meeting the needs of disabled people.
Its brilliant to see the council finally meeting the needs of disabled people. Mrs C. A Townend
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