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Trust gets go-ahead to build homes for over-50s

PLANS for a new homes development for the over-50s in Gosport have been given the go ahead with preliminary work set to start early next year.

The Gosport charity Thorngate Churcher Trust is set to provide 39 new homes for those over 50 and of limited means on a currently disused site at the corner of Sealark Road and Grove Road.

First phase of development will see 30 new homes created and ready for occupation in 2023-2024.

Thorngate chief executive Anne Taylor said the charity was committed to providing quality new homes and this development would help meet rising demand from people looking for low-cost community housing in the borough.

The charity already operates 124 assisted living flats in Gosport and According to Anne these new homes will provide the opportunity for people to live independently but with the benefit of warden support, communal facilities, and landscaped grounds.

She said: “As a charity we have been providing homes for those in need in Gosport since 1865 and the new development means we will be able to provide even more homes for local people.”

PICTURED: An artist’s impression of how the new Thorngate Churcher Trust Phase 1 West Elevations development will look