ExtraCare receives planning permission for expansion to Shenley Wood Retirement Village

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has been granted planning permission to expand its Shenley Wood Retirement Village, one of its two retirement villages in Milton Keynes, onto adjoining land.

The expansion, designed by architects Stride Treglown, is set to include 81 units consisting of 73 apartments and eight bungalows, a multi-use community space and extensive landscaping. Following the construction of the additional units, Shenley Wood Village will become the largest integrated retirement community in the UK, with close to 400 total units.

ExtraCare is a registered charity which develops, operates and supports 16 villages and four housing schemes across the Midlands and neighbouring areas.

The land for the expansion has been purchased from the Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP).

Damien Lippett, Development Manager at MKDP, said: “This expansion will provide much needed additional housing for older people in Milton Keynes and the wider community at a time of increasing demand.  We’re looking forward to seeing the development progress in the near future and want to thank all partners involved for bringing this forward.”

ExtraCare will now look to appoint a construction partner. The proposed development is scheduled to start in the Summer of 2024 and will aim for completion by Summer 2026.