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Supported living flats welcomed

Supported living flats welcomed Supported living flats welcomed
Updated: 10:15 am, May 07, 2015

APARTMENTS for people with learning disabilities have been welcomed by councillors.

Bromford Housing Group were given permission by Redditch Borough Council’s planning committee to build 14 one-bedroom supported living flats.

The development, which is next to a pay and display car park on Prospect Hill, is part of a scheme by the housing association to support adults with long-term conditions and help them live independently.

It will include a community hub which will provide a social area for residents living in the complex, as well as a training venue and also a place for the wider community and staff.

A total of six car parking spaces will be provided for workers who are on site to provide 24-hour care if needed, while

housing specialists would also be available for 18 hours per a week to help tenants with claiming benefits, paying rent and maintaining their home.

Speaking at the meeting last Wednesday (December 10) Chairman Andy Fry said its proximity to the town made it a great spot for residents to be able to access the shops and other amenities.

Coun Roger Bennett said he wanted a condition put on the application which means the building could only be used for supported living and not made into commercial apartments.

He added: “It would be a very good addition to Redditch in my view.”