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Posted 19 April 2023

Housing 21 has secured planning permission to provide 56 new affordable homes in Petersfield, amongst the South Downs National Park.

Pictured: Exterior CGI image of the new scheme at Bulmer House

The Extra Care scheme, located in Ramshill, will provide a total of 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments for people over the age of 55. There will be a mixture of social rent and shared ownership properties available. 

The scheme will be delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, in partnership with Hampshire County Council, South Downs National Park Authority and WWA Studios. 

Debbie Hope, Head of Development at Housing 21, said: “We are delighted to announce that a positive planning determination has been achieved. The build out of a new Extra Care scheme at Bulmer House in Petersfield, amongst the South Downs National Park, will be a great addition to the housing choices for older people of modest means in the area.” 

The development will be built on the site where former day care centre, Bulmer House was situated before it closed in 2017.  

Future residents will be pleased to hear that they will be able to live independently in their own apartment, socialise in the wide range of communal facilities and receive care and support from the on-site Care Team, if and when they need it. 

Mark Slater, Design Director at WWA Studios, said: “The Planning Committee’s approval is absolutely fantastic, it will provide the neighbourhood with more much-needed affordable Extra Care homes. The highly sustainable design centred around five courtyard gardens will provide a green, active environment for residents which will be in line with the latest in dementia design research and we look forward to the project being completed.” 

Works will begin at the development once a suitable contractor has been appointed following a tender process. It is hoped that the development is expected to open in early 2026.

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