Plans submitted to build 42 supported living apartments near the Ladybarn

Date published: 03 November 2017

Plans have been submitted by Partners Foundation for 42 supporting living apartments on land adjacent to the Ladybarn off Elizabethan Way in Milnrow.

The scheme would provide housing for vulnerable adults aged 21 upwards and has been developed with Rochdale Borough Council’s Adult Care team: the apartments would consist of one three-storey block of 30 apartments and two two-storey blocks of six.

The apartments themselves are designed to HAPPI 3 and Lifetime Home principles with a modern aesthetic, and support an independent living concept with vehicular access from Harbour Lane.

Following on from the Hare Hill Extra Care scheme in Littleborough, Partners Foundation is keen to provide another "high-quality care facility", and the scheme will assist in the shortfall of provision identified in the borough.

The development would provide:


  • A 24-hour concierge point, controlling access to the wider building.
  • Suites for on-site staff.
  • Suites for guest/family purposes.
  • Individual care packages supplementing the resources provided by the on-site staff

Residents are understood to have been consulted, with 14 objections received, raising concerns over congestion on Elizabethan Way, lengthy waiting lists for school places and doctors, plus concerns of the buildings aesthetics and of Harbour Lane ‘being the sole access route’.


Partners Foundation is a not-for-profit voluntary organised and registered social landlord established in 1994. Partners manages accommodation and provides support services for people with a range of special needs based on their expertise in learning disabilities services, resettlement activities, nursing care, welfare benefits and housing.

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