Plan to demolish 28 sheltered homes in Market Harborough

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A housing association has asked for permission to demolish a former sheltered home complex in Market Harborough.

Seven Locks Housing Ltd wants to demolish Clover Court in Hearth Street, in the town.

The 28-bed sheltered accommodation complex for elderly people was earmarked for closure earlier this year.

Its facilities, which include shared bathrooms, are no longer considered suitable for modern residents.

The demolition will make way for a new residential scheme, contained in a separate planning application made at the same time by Seven Locks.

The new scheme involves the erection of 11 affordable housing bungalows on the site, including two bungalows for wheelchair users.

Both schemes will be discussed by Harborough District Council planners.

The Clover Court site was launched in 1964 by Market Harborough Urban Council .

Ownership was transferred to Seven Locks as part of its deal to take over all the district’s former council houses and some care homes in 2007.