The Council is creating nine new high-quality bungalows in Thurmaston which will replace the St Michael's Court sheltered housing complex.

St Michael’s Court in Melton Road, Thurmaston was built over 50 years ago and no longer meets the demands of local older people. It comprises mostly bedsits with shared bathrooms which are hard to let.

Planning permission was granted in early 2024 and work is expected to get underway later this year.

Community drop-in event 

The Council held a drop-in event on Tuesday June 6 where the local community were able to find out more about the proposals, view the proposed designs of the bungalows and ask any questions they may have.

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the event and spoke to officers about the proposals.

Planning application

A planning application for the project was considered and approved at Plans Committee on Thursday February 22. The application and related documents can be viewed on the Planning Explorer.

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Regular scheme updates

We will also be issuing regular email updates specifically about the redevelopment and works in relation to the scheme which may be useful to residents and local businesses in the area. To sign up for those, please use the link to the online form below.

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Consideration of a replacement sheltered scheme

A replacement sheltered scheme has been considered but the size and location of the site would not accommodate a scheme which would meet the aspirations of older people and be good value.

The scheme is also next to a listed church which could limit the scale of any development.

The data from the housing register also shows that people need ground floor accommodation and the proposed bungalow scheme will meet that need.   

More information can be found in this cabinet report

Artist impressions of proposed designs

Below are artist impressions of what the scheme could look like when it is completed.

Last updated: Mon 8th April, 2024 @ 12:14