Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of retirement villages, today announces that it has been granted planning permission for a new integrated retirement community at the historic Headley Court site near Leatherhead in Surrey.

The new retirement village will safeguard the future of the Grade II listed historic mansion house and restore the extensive landscaped grounds, which will be made available for the local community to enjoy for the first time in its history.

The village will include 112 apartments providing much needed specialist care accommodation for the Mole Valley District. The village will also include the Audley Club, a high-quality health and wellness experience for those in the local area aged 55 and above, as well as a top-class restaurant.

The plan incorporates significant sustainable elements including the use of energy-efficient building materials and renewable energy sources as well as a significant biodiversity net gain within the restored gardens.

Audley Headley Court CGI

Matthew Nicholson, Planning Director, Audley Group, said: “Audley is committed to the long-term stewardship and protection of this historic site, and we thank the local community for their engagement with us. We look forward to starting on a stunning and sympathetic conversion that adds significantly to the area.

“Headley Court needs no introduction, and its history is something we will focus on preserving. Retirement living units are much in demand across the UK and this is the next step for Audley Group in our mission to help everyone in the UK live better, for longer.”

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