TFP secures planning consent for two new care homes and an independent living scheme


Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital

A 60 bed care home for Greensleeves Care adjacent to Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital. As the site is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and High Weald National Park, our Landscape Visual Assessment was critical in understanding site sensitivities and informing the public consultation process. We took ownership of the issues and got to know the site in detail, proving the value of our design to conservationists, the parish council and other stakeholders. Strong support for the scheme was shown by 460 signatures to a petition from the local community in Rye, Winchelsea and surrounding villages.

Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care states “The Trustees of Greensleeves Care are committed to extending our award-winning care services to the local population of Rye. This new home has been sensitively designed by respected architects who understand the day-to-day running of a care home.”

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Site, Brentwood

This £23 million 77 bed care home and an adjacent development of 55 independent living apartments is for Billericay-based care provider Hallmark Care Homes. The scheme provides a variety of accommodation types and forms of tenure, addressing the local need for care for the elderly including dementia care.

Our design for this four storey high density build avoids all overlooking issues with little impact on neighbouring properties. As the site is highly wooded we worked very closely with the Tree Officer. In a holistic design approach we don’t just use trees as screening around the edge of the scheme but imaginatively incorporate them into the site layout.

Khosro Bashi, Partner of The Tooley and Foster Partnership says “The Architecture was significantly changed in addressing the council’s urban designer’s comments and using the comments as opportunities to improve the scheme that now sits comfortably in its surroundings.”

Kings Hill, West Malling, Tonbridge

This extra care scheme for Anchor Trust has been given the go ahead following lengthy consultation with Liberty and the planners. The development of 75 assisted living apartments is located in the centre of Kings Hill with local amenities on the doorstep.

Keith Everitt, Partner of The Tooley and Foster Partnership says “We’re particularly pleased that achievement of planning consent coincides with Anchor’s 50th anniversary year.”