Malpas residents are generally pleased about recently submitted plans to build a bespoke retirement complex in the village.

More than 1000 villagers, businesses and stakeholders were shown proposals by leading retirement housebuilders McCarthy and Stone, outlining their application to redevelop land at Old Hall Street into 27 one and two bedroom apartments, complete with on-site parking and landscaped gardens.

The plans, submitted to the planning committee at Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC), have been specifically designed to respect the rural nature of Malpas, taking a ‘farmstead’ approach which complements the area and is in-keeping with existing properties.

Support for the scheme has so far been strong, with more than 70% respondents looking favourably on the proposals.

Ian Wilkins, regional managing director at McCarthy and Stone (North West Region), said: “We are delighted with the local response to our proposals for Malpas.

“We have, at all stages, included residents, the parish council, local businesses, and community groups in the consultation process and I think the final designs we have brought forward are a testament to this.

“Many local people have told us that there is a need for specialist retirement living accommodation in Malpas and we hope that planning officers and members of the council’s planning committee will take these views into account when making their final decision.”

You can view the plans at using the application number: 16/02002/FUL.

For more information regarding the planning application, call the project team directly on Freephone: 0800 298 7040 or by visiting