No opposition to retirement development

18:27, Jan 23 2014

The $24 million development at Radius Elloughton Gardens in Timaru is a step closer, with no submissions opposing resource consent to add another hospital wing and build retirement villas.

The proposed development of the Pages Rd site includes 54 retirement villas with a community centre, 20 beds in an extension to the existing care home building - which at present has a capacity of 59 - plus a kitchen, dining room and lounge area.

The existing care home in Elloughton Grange, the old homestead built in 1893 - which is listed as a category 2 building under the Historic Places Act - will be upgraded inside, but its exterior will remain untouched.

Submissions on the resource consent application closed on Monday.

A Timaru District Council spokeswoman said a reporting officer would make a number of recommendations and if they were all agreed the resource consent would be granted, otherwise it may proceed to a hearing before a panel.

The development would be completed in stages, and could start within a month.

The first stage would see the community centre built and infrastructure such as roading, power and water installed, then some of the villas developed in the allocated 21,690 square metre area in the grounds.


The Timaru Herald