Inspired Villages, Legal & General’s later living business, has secured two further planning permissions, bringing the total new homes secured in the last month to around 450.

Inspired Villages is now set to build a retirement village on a six-acre site in Turvey, Bedfordshire and a second phase of work at its Kent scheme, Ledian Gardens.

This news follows the recent announcement that Inspired Villages has won planning permission for a 270-home, £215 million scheme in Kingswood, Surrey, which will be one of the biggest retirement living communities in the UK once complete. 

This week it also announced that it has gained planning consent to deliver 154 homes, using modular construction, at a site in Selby, North Yorkshire, meaning that during the last month of lockdown Legal & General has achieved planning approvals for around 650 new homes across five schemes. 

 The £60 million Turvey scheme will deliver 130 age-appropriate homes for over 65s and phase 2 of development at the seven-acre Ledian Gardens scheme will provide an additional 50 apartments to the existing works

Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages, said: “Receiving the go ahead to create more specialist homes for this age group is welcome news and a testament to the health benefits our villages offer. I would like to thank all of those who have been engaged in the planning process and supported our plans.”