Ratcliffe Road, Leicester Consultation

Proposed Retirement Apartments With Care

Land off Ratcliffe Road, Leicester

Adlington Retirement Living designs, builds and operates retirement living communities with care. Our innovative, spacious apartments don’t just win over homeowners and their families: they also win the recognition of our industry peers. The seven family homes will also be of high quality, ensuring a mix of accommodation is provided whilst complementing the retirement community.

We have built award-winning retirement communities in Otley, Portishead, Macclesfield, and Stockport, recognised at the National WhatHouse? Awards for “Best Retirement Development in the UK”, as well as “Best Development” at the 2022 and 2023 Health Investor awards. With over 1,000 current homeowners we continue to develop new communities across the North West, Yorkshire, the Midlands and the South West.

Our vision is to empower the older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life, by providing a valuable product and service, therefore reducing the ever-growing strain on the NHS.


The Proposed Development

Adlington is intending to apply for Planning Permission for a retirement apartment with care community comprising circa 90 private apartments with communal facilities and landscaped gardens. This consultation demonstrates how the design has developed since the last public exhibition in November 2022. We have worked closely with a Design Review Panel (DRP) which is a group of independent, multi-disciplinary architects, planners and landscape consultants. Their purpose is to provide impartial expert advice to applicants and local authorities on design issues in relation to important developments at pre-application stage and we are pleased to confirm that they generally support the design, layout, scale and massing.

  • Table service restaurant serving breakfast and wholesome lunchtime meals daily
  • Homeowners’ Lounge
  • Coffee Lounge
  • Hairdressing Salon fitted with a full suite of professional equipment
  • Activities Studio; flexible space perfect for hobbies and craft
  • Therapy Suite
  • Guest Suite with en-suite shower room and television
  • Mobility Scooter Store with electric charging facilities
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens with outdoor seating area and raised flower beds
  • Safety & Security features designed specifically for later living with emergency call system, audio & video entry system, fire and smoke detectors


Key benefits of the development

  • The scheme will employ approximately 20 people (Full Time Equivalent)
  • The regeneration of this previously developed site providing a safe and attractive environment
  • High quality design and materials appropriate to the location
  • Functional design and layout to meet residents needs
  • Wheelchair accessible (specifically designed) apartments with wet room
  • Represents one of the most efficient ways to deliver care and support
  • Address the unmet need of specialist housing for the elderly
  • By purchasing these apartments residents will free up existing, often under occupied family homes reducing the need to build new homes on greenfield land
  • Significant economic stimulus during the construction period and once the scheme is operational to the local area


Consultation Boards


Design Visuals

Looking South along Elms Road

Looking East along Ratcliffe Road

Main entrance parking court

Main pedestrian access from Ratcliffe Road


We would like to hear your views…

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We look forward to hearing your views on these proposals at any time throughout the consultation and planning process.

You can write to us via email: Ratclifferoad-comments@adlington.co.uk

or by post: Your Views Ratcliffe Road, Adlington House, Alexandria Way,
Congleton Business Park, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1LB

Alternatively, if you wish to discuss the proposals with one of the Adlington team, call us on 01260 288900

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Homeowner Stories

Joyce wanted to continue to enjoy an independent and active retirement, safe in the knowledge that additional care is available for the future. Joyce moved to The Chimes and immediately felt at home. “I love it here. The day I moved in I sat out on my balcony and thought this is absolute bliss – […]

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