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11.2 Direction and possible business opportunities

  • The aim is to have commissioned 700 ExtraCare dwellings by 2016 with a preferred tenure split of 300 rented and 400 leasehold, which is on target to be achieved.
  • The Council aims to continue to deliver mixed tenure ExtraCare housing schemes, including increasing the availability of homes for sale, reflecting older people’s needs in their community and the potential demand from older people who own their own homes. The Council will also ensure the opportunities provided by these schemes’ location, provision and housing support are maximised.

NB Please refer to the Council’s Core Strategy and SPD for details regarding planning policy related to ExtraCare/specialist older people housing development.