PLANS for more than 30 retirement flats in Heswall have been submitted to the council.

If approved, McCarthy Stone's development would be built on Well Lane.

A spokesperson for the company said: "The plans are to deliver 37 Retirement Living apartments set amongst attractive, landscaped outdoor spaces with on-site car parking spaces.

"The development is located in a sustainable location near Heswall town centre, with a great range of local amenities within walking distance."

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CGI of the community garden forming part of McCarthy Stone's proposed development

The spokesperson added that prior to submitting its planning application, a public consultation was held with the local community on its early proposals, including a virtual exhibition in March, to which over 2,000 residents, businesses and stakeholders were invited.

Ian Wilkins, divisional managing director at McCarthy Stone, said: "We are delighted with the response to our proposals, with the local community recognising that this site is ideal for Retirement Living accommodation and that the proposals will address a local need for this type of accommodation.

"We were pleased we could still exhibit our plans so successfully, despite restrictions surrounding Covid-19 and are happy with the positive responses we've received. 

"McCarthy Stone is an increasingly popular choice for the retiring population and feedback from existing homeowners supports this with nine out of 10 customers saying their new property has improved their quality of life.

"The apartments can also help to tackle loneliness, with 83% of customers saying that they experience a sense of community in their new home and 91% saying they have good access to local amenities."

If you would like further information on the proposals, you can visit the project website on or contact a member of the project team via the freephone information line on 0800 298 7040