Leeds council approves ‘extra care’ apartments bristling with assistive tech


Planning permission has been granted for a large-scale extra care housing scheme in Leeds, which will include the construction of 62 apartments kitted out with assistive technology.

Morgan Ashley Care Developments LLP is behind the proposed facility on Westerton Walk, which is designed to combine high quality residential accommodation with care services.

The 63 apartments at Westerton Walk will also feature round-the-clock support staff to respond to any emergencies.

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Morgan Ashley is delivering the scheme in partnership with Home Group, who will be operator of the building once completed in early 2021.

Laurence Basturkmen, managing director at Morgan Ashley Care Developments, said: “Morgan Ashley is delighted that planning permission has been granted for the first of four exciting extra care projects we are delivering in partnership with Leeds City Council and specialist registered provider Home Group.

“These schemes will provide high quality, affordable, community focussed accommodation that promotes independent living for older people.”

Claire Kent, director at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, said: “This development will provide vital accommodation for elderly people in Leeds and help to meet Leeds City Council’s ambition to provide up to 1,000 new extra care housing units by 2028.

“Morgan Ashley Care Developments Ltd is investing to address the current undersupply and Barton Willmore is pleased to have supported in securing planning permission for this site.”

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