Planning permission granted for £60million Bedfordshire retirement village

State-of-the-art site in Turvey will include restaurant, café, library and wellness centre

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 4:20 pm

Later living provider, Inspired Villages, has been given planning permission to build a state-of-the-art retirement village on a six-acre site in Turvey, with Legal & General.

The £60million scheme will deliver 130 age-appropriate homes for over 65s as well as a host of state-of-the-art communal facilities for both residents and the community - including a restaurant, café, library and wellness centre (comprising a fitness studio, gym and jacuzzi pool).

The Turvey site is the second Bedfordshire-based scheme Inspired Villages has been given the green light for this year, with a site in Caddington recently acquired with outline planning permission for a £120million village with 200 age-appropriate homes.

How the retirement village in Turvey will look
How the retirement village in Turvey will look

Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages, said: “Our retirement village model focuses on holistic wellbeing and creating supportive communities that help over 65s live healthier, more independent lives. This has never been more important than in these challenging times with an NHS and social care system under even more severe strain.”

James Cobb, sales and marketing director at Inspired Villages, added: “Retirement can and should be the best years of your life. Our philosophy is centred around looking after residents’ physical, social, financial and mental health and encouraging them to enjoy a healthy, happy and independent life.

“The retirement village in Turvey will provide much-needed appropriate housing in the area for over 65s and help to free up the housing market for young families."