Plans to transform quarry site into retirement homes

How the proposed development would look.
How the proposed development would look.

A redundant quarry site could be converted into a housing development for over 55s, which would create new jobs for the area.

A planning application has been submitted by Market Weighton company Cave Lakes Ltd to build 93 New England-style homes on the site in North Cave, just off the B1230 Newport to North Cave road, between Common Lane West and South Ings Lane.

The development includes a community and leisure centre that will be open to all residents of North Cave village, giving them access to a café, modern gym, swimming pool and pilates classes, as well as to less strenuous activities such as computer training and flower arranging.

If the development goes ahead it will create up to seven permanent jobs in property maintenance and landscaping, resident care, cleaning and administration duties.

Simon Cutting, of Cave Lakes, said: “There is a very serious issue surrounding the provision of housing for over 55s and senior citizens, particularly in this region.

“Our intention is to create a stunning development for older people to be proud of and one that will be an asset for residents in North Cave.”

Cave Lakes will consist of a mixture of two bedroom bungalows and town houses, featuring an open plan design with modern kitchens and bathrooms, and located in a tranquil, rural setting, with many homes situated around two large lakes within the complex.

Support services such as weekly shuttle buses to York and Hull, 24-hour care, on site nurse, laundry and cleaning services and meal deliveries will also be available to residents of the 
development.