Plans have been revealed to transform the site of a former care home which has been derelict for a decade.

Untold Living, a developer and operator of "later living communities", has submitted a planning application to Crawley Borough Council to regenerate the former site of Oakhurst Grange care home in Goffs Park Road, Crawley, into a retirement village.

The developers say the plans will completely transform the site, which has been empty for ten years after the care home closed in 2013, into a “modern, high-quality” new retirement village.

Subject to planning permission, the new village will deliver 105 new extra care apartments, ten bungalows, expansive green space and amenities including a new café and restaurant, as well as up to 50 new jobs.

Russell Jewell, chief executive at Untold Living, said: “This is a transformational opportunity for Crawley to breathe new life into a long-disused site and provide much-needed accommodation for local elderly people.

“Many thousands of older people are living in accommodation that is wholly unsuited to their needs which poses a very real risk to their mental and physical wellbeing.

“The Untold Living scheme in Crawley will not only provide round-the-clock care and support to residents but also help to tackle numerous chronic issues affecting older people that have been linked to cognitive decline, in particular isolation and loneliness.”

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The planning application is expected to go before Crawley Borough Council’s planning committee later this year.

Untold Living said residents close to the site have already been made aware of the plans and have been encouraged to get in touch with the company with any questions.

Founded in 2023, Untold Living currently operates Chantry Court in Westbury, Wiltshire, which is a 64-unit retirement village offering homes for purchase, shared ownership, or rental.

It is also set to deliver two more retirement villages in Newport and Shropshire.

The company said it is actively targeting new sites to grow its portfolio over the coming years.