Plans to create a huge retirement complex which included the revamp of an historic building have been thrown out. Developers McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd and Kimberley Developments Ltd had hoped to build 48 apartments and convert Aldridge Manor House into seven flats and three homes on the land off Little Aston Road in Aldridge. But Walsall Council planners felt the design and size of the scheme would have a negative impact on the listed building. Officers also raised concerns about a lack of affordable housing provision as well as drainage and tree protection issues.
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