Flats bid to be unveiled at Hunstanton exhibition

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A public consultation event will take place in Hunstanton this week on plans for a new retirement flats complex in the town.

McCarthy and Stone has outlined its plans to convert Eastlands House in Westgate into 57 apartments for elderly people, who would also have access to care support.

And more details of the scheme will be displayed during an event at the town hall this Thursday, between 3 and 7pm.

Mark Wright, the company’s regional managing director, said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we finalise our plans.

“We will be displaying our preliminary plans and ideas at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor and refine our proposals.”

“Our proposal provides an important opportunity to deliver a sensitive residential development that will significantly improve the housing choices for older people in Hunstanton, whilst providing employment for local people.”

It emerged in January that the company had agreed a deal to buy the building from its present owners, Swains International, who say they intend to relocate to smaller premises in Lynn.