PLANS have been drawn up to build 68 retirement apartments in Menston on the site of a public house.

A planning application is soon to be submitted for the proposed new development at the site of the current Hare & Hounds Public House, just off Bradford Road.

If given the go-ahead by planners the £11.5million construction will be undertaken by Cheshire-based company Adlington and would create over 25 jobs in the local area.

A public consultation is now taking place so the company can find out what local residents think of the plans.

A spokesperson for Adlington said: "Adlington are intending to apply for planning permission for a residential development with care for older people comprising 68 private apartments with communal facilities and landscaped gardens. All apartments will be sold to individual homeowners.

"We always try and keep local communities informed and welcome any views you may have on our initial proposals at this stage so that we might consider their inclusion in our planning application."

The company has recently won a Gold Award for the Best UK Retirement Development at The WhatHouse? Awards 2017 – for a development at Otley which it says is testament to the company’s standard of build and design quality.

The Menston site has been chosen for its prominent position, a short walk from key amenities and Adlington say they will provide "elegant retirement living apartments, with the option of 24-hour care and support, in a very convenient location".

The company spokesperson added: "The apartments are great for those looking to downsize and Adlington pride themselves in helping purchasers every step of the way; from helping to sell their original property, de-cluttering and removals, to a complimentary handyman service when they move in.

"The proposed development of one, two and three bedroom spacious apartments will feature prestigious facilities including a table service restaurant, well-appointed homeowners’ lounge, hairdressing salon, activities and crafts room, spa suite and tranquil landscaped gardens. "Furthermore flexible care and 24 hour on-site support will be available, should it be needed, from specialist care providers offering complete reassurance and peace of mind.

"Future homeowners at this luxury retirement development will also benefit from many local amenities and good transport links to the hustle and bustle of Leeds City Centre or the peace and quiet of the Yorkshire Dales National Park."

To take part in the public consultation visit: or write to: Your Views Menston, Gladman 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 01260 288900.