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Posted 23 July 2020

Progress on a new Extra Care Living development in Filey is pushing forwards after receiving the green light from government.

The new Housing 21 development for people over the age of 55 is under construction on Filey Fields Farm off Scarborough Road. Progress has now been made on the name of the scheme, which is set to be called ‘Filey Fields Court’ after developers wanted to recognise the past.

The Extra Care scheme is being developed by Housing 21 in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council. It will provide 70 one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24 hour on-site care team for those who need it, a café/bistro, hair salon and communal lounge which is also available to the local community.

The Extra Care development is set for completion in May 2021. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in June 2021.

Cllr Carl Maw, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Housing said: “We are pleased that the name for the new scheme is reflective of the locality and its past. We are also pleased to see the progress with the building of the new scheme.

“When complete, the development will provide modern, high quality and affordable accommodation for older residents in Filey and the surrounding area.”

Claire Charlton, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We are so pleased to announce the name of this new scheme for local people in Filey. It was only right to name our Extra Care development after Filey Fields Farm.

“It is also great to be able to continue to make progress on this scheme as the impact it will have on the community upon opening is certainly beyond measure.”

County Councillor Michael Harrison, Executive Member for Adult Services and Health Integration, said: “Extra care is a crucial part of our strategy to help people to live independently in their communities for as long as possible, so I’m delighted to see the Filey Fields project taking shape. We’re committed to ensuring that this type of high-quality, sustainable accommodation with care and support is available across North Yorkshire for older and vulnerable people.”

Paul Walker, commercial director for Tolent, said: "It's been a challenging few months for everyone to say the least, but we're delighted with the efforts from our team who have safely maintained works on site, adhering to all new safety measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of all who live and work around our site.

"Works to the first floor levels of the scheme has started and roof work will soon follow. Filey Fields Court will definitely be a fantastic addition to this community and we look forward to handing it over next year."

For more information about Filey Fields Court, visit the Court's webpage.

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