PROPOSALS to develop the former Webb’s Garden Centre site in Kendal are set to be unveiled later this week.

McCarthy & Stone want feedback from local residents to help shape an ‘assisted living’ development and have organised a public exhibition.

The site was partly redeveloped with 16 properties in 2007 prior to the developer going into administration.

McCarthy & Stone plan to create ‘high-quality units, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life who require a greater level of care’ on Webb View, off Burneside Road.

The company will share its early proposals with local residents and key stakeholders at a public exhibition on Thursday at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre and Museum at the Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, between 3pm and 7pm.

“We’ve already spent time carefully researching the architecture and character of the local area but we need to ensure what we build is what our customers, as well as the local community, would like to see in Kendal,” said Steve Secker of McCarthy & Stone.

“We want to hear from our future customers and the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our early plans at the exhibition. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we’ve done so far and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals into something people will want to see and enjoy.”

A website covering McCarthy & Stone’s initial proposals can be found at A dedicated freephone information line (0800 298 7040) has also been set up.