Adlington wins planning appeal to develop retirement community

CGI of Knaresborough retirement community

Adlington Retirement Living has received planning permission for a development in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

The group, which designs, builds and operates independent retirement communities across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, won a planning appeal to build 61 homes in the town.

The family-owned and run business has launched 14 developments and Knaresborough will be its 20th community, with five sites under construction.

It has recently opened The Woodlands in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, and Jacobs Gate in Sheffield, Yorkshire. More are due to open in the next two years, including The Sidings in Lytham, Lancashire, and The Spindles in Menston, Yorkshire.

‘This is a fantastic result for both our team and the people of Knaresborough,’ said Dr Ed Gladman, managing director of Adlington Retirement Living.

‘Our vision is to empower the older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life. We do this by creating quality retirement communities in safe and secure environments and providing our homeowners with stimulating activities, extensive communal facilities and beautiful private gardens.’

In the past five years Adlington has grown from 45 employees to a team of more than 120, including its in-house land team, planners, architects, designers, construction workers, and sales and marketing colleagues.

In 2019, the business launched Adlington Management Services, which is responsible for practical aspects of running a retirement community, such as maintaining the building.