This afternoon, at Pocklington Rugby Club, I met with representatives of McCarthy & Stone to discuss their plans to build a retirement development on the site of the Co-op store, George Street Pocklington.
Of course, in an ideal world, the store and car park would be turned into a much-needed car park. As the site is not owned by ERYC this is highly unlikely to happen.
The development will have 34 apartments and 25 parking spaces. The opinion being that many moving into the apartments will no longer have a car. The average age of a new resident is 78.
Following consultation with ERYC officers, the current entrance to the Co-op will be closed. This will certainly ease congestion on the Chapmangate/George Street junction. In addition, it will create the potential for new on street parking spaces.
The entrance to the development will be on Scaife Garth.
McCarthy and Stone will hold a full public display in early May. I recommend everyone to attend.