The current, emerging proposals

The Former Manor school site has been selected specifically for the delivery of supported independent living accommodation for people with a learning disability and/or autism. The site will provide new homes for 16 residents, as follows:  

• A new 2 storey building housing 6 x one bedroom, self contained flats 

• Two new 3 storey townhouses providing accommodation for 10 residents  

An image of how the proposals could look, once completed, is shown here:


The image below shows an aerial view of the proposals:

Aerial view

The accommodation has been set back from the roads enabling residents to have ready access to safe external space including gardens landscaped specifically to address the needs of people with learning disabilities and/or Autism.  

The design focuses on ensuring residents have sufficient space (both private and communal) and key to this have been considerations around accessibility. The accommodation has been designed to ensure residents can remain in their homes as they age and/or their needs change. All the homes are M4(2) wheelchair accessible, with 1/3 of the self-contained apartments and both Townhouses designed for wheelchair users M4(3). 

The homes have been deliberately sized to exceed Nationally Designated Space Standards (NDSS) to enable care and support staff to deliver services safely and effectively to a range of individuals 

Access and Parking 

The site will have a single access point for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. This will be the same as the existing access from the east of the site via Magdalen Crescent.  

The car parking is based on a bespoke provision to meet the needs for the residents, staff and visitors. A total of six parking spaces will be provided to accommodate staff, in additional to one bookable visitor space which will be in the form of accessible bay. The proposed development also has two additional accessible spaces within the site for drop-offs located in front of the townhouses.  

The development is designed so that all parking bays will have electric charging points providing a 100% supply to meet existing and future demand. 

There will be a secure cycle storage for residents, visitors and staff which provide a total of eight cycle spaces. The cycle storage unit will be located at the centre of the site with access from Magdalen Crescent. 


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